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An enormous functioning rollercoaster dominates the gutted interior of Milan’s historic Palazzo delle Scintille. The black matte structure is covered in Led lights and as the train commences its wild ride, Azealia Banks kicks off PHILIPP PLEIN’S Fall/Winter 1516 women’s fashion show.
Followed by a super cast of models including Lindsey Wixson, Jessica Stam, and Binx Walton strutting to a punk rock soundtrack interspersed with amplified sounds of the rollercoaster making its way around the track.
Parabolic curves and vertiginous slopes as symbols of adrenalinic style and breathtaking glamour that transform outfits into pure, strong and overwhelming emotion.
As seen in the Men’s collection, street style is elevated to extreme luxury. Mink and fox fur basketball jerseys with python and crocodile inserts. Two-tone fur stoles. Wild Mongolian Kidassia coats. Geometric bandeau bras for extreme sports.
Black and white. And just a touch of orange. Couture capes with clean, sharp lines. Close-fitting dresses and python and crocodile jogging pants. Trenches and black patent details. Flat black leather boots with straps. High belts and wide-brimmed hats to enhance geometries and glamour of the look.
Enveloping cady. Fortuny pleating. Luxury and technology characterize the fabrics of the long dresses opened by round holes, tears and cuts. Black, sensual and nightly couture. Illuminated only by embroideries of techno 3D-effect multi-color CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements.
The tridimensional image of a diamond panther that decorates each piece of the collection, from clothes to accessories, represents the symbol of the #pleinwarriors; the show’s hashtag created to launch and share the free, proud and overwhelming spirit of PHILIPP PLEIN’s aesthetics.
Out of the darkness, internationally renowned rapper and producer Snoop Dogg appears in the center stage boxing ring to perform his massive hit “What’s My Name”, followed by a live Mixed Martial Arts match featuring world champion “Demolition Man” while industrial percussionist set the mood for the start of the Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 PHILIPP PLEIN menswear fashion show.
Snoop Dogg kept the adrenaline going into the night with a high energy DJ set during the iconic PHILIPP PLEIN after-party.
The collection mirrors the adrenaline-fueled aesthetic of the challenges that men face nowadays. The main colors are black and white, army green, bordeaux and grey. Proportions and cuts are revolutionized while volumes of exotic skins become collection staples as never before. This represents a turning point for the fashion House, towards an uncompromising modernity, a #pleinwarriors style.
The urban match, the battle and concept of the boxing ring are represented through details borrowed from the world of sports and aviation. A mix of powerful inspirations that translate into an aggressive and extremely refined menswear collection.
Baseball jerseys and the wardrobe of underground athletes from boxing gyms to improvised street arenas transform into symbols of strength and luxury; oversize T-shirts realized entirely in crocodile or python, running pants reconstructed in kid glove-like leather and over the top python jumpsuits.
The bomber jacket, one of the most relevant symbols of the pioneers of aviation, is revised into a high-volume version. Classic lining goes external while fur is double-faced and features a play of contrasting volumes and colors.
Knitwear shows a rough face; a combination of military style in blatant contrast with extra soft leathers is seen throughout the entire collection. 3D geometric elements and logo graphics featuring the image of a ferocious panther decorate jackets and T-shirts together with gothic characters.
Accessories plainly underline the strength of the collection. Helmets, kneepads, ergonomic paddings are offered in python and leather. Steam-punk sneakers feature led-lighted soles. #PLEINWARRIORS