MFW SS19: Philipp Plein

A TRIBUTE to the King of Pop and the most genuine reflection of the brand’s non-conformist spirit, Philipp Plein’s SS19 show in Milan was one of the most extraordinary this weekend. The runway was transformed into an endless mirror, reflecting the shining and sparkling of the outfits, while the guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and hundreds of bottles of champagne.

The brand, ahead of its 20-year anniversary, put on a true spectacle with performances from Chris Brown, dance-duo Ayo and Teo, rapper 6ix9ine and the cast of Cirque Le Soir. The models walked down the mirrored runway in leather and latex, belts and buckles, embellished skirts and jackets, gold-leafed python and some military patterns: with the diversity of the collection making it impossible to pick a favourite.

Bold and extravagant, the glamorous mini-dresses and the standout Janet Jackson corsets made the collection purely chic. Drawing a lot of inspiration from Michael Jackson, Plein included some of the iconic references to the legend of pop music – sparkling white gloves and Billie Jean socks – in line with the title of the show, the King of Fashion.

The Dangerous-style monochrome suits alongside street style quilted tracksuits made an unforgettable impression. Paying tribute to the roots of the brand, when 20 years ago Plein hand-customised military parkas, giving birth to the street couture phenomenon, camouflage patters appeared all throughout the collection, decorated in matches and metallic detailing. 

Making history with his SS19 show, Plein set the scene for some wild 20th anniversary celebrations.

by Olga Kuznietsova

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