19 July 2016
New Collection Philipp Plein Billionaire Couture
Philipp Plein’s clothes are fun, colourful, elaborately decorated, always. This time they riffed on the codes and colours of American sports uniforms, on collegiate jackets splattered with basketball motifs, although the team was named “PLEIN” and their jerseys only numbered “78” (the year he was born). They were also very much to his personal taste – lots of embroidery, more leather and much higher price tag than your normal sports gear. They were, naturally, splattered with stars – because, really, that’s who Plein is making these clothes for. Although the argument runs that any man would be a star in clobber like this.
News on the fashion front was that Plein brought in colour for the first time introducing yellow and green into his normally pitch black palette. He also introduced his latest acquisition of the aptly named brand Billionaire Couture.
LED flashing sneakers, big leather duffle bags carried by hand, and mirrored aviator sunglasses that matched the tattoos covering the entire torso of one guy, all fuelled this sports fantasy line up.