MFW SS16: Philipp Plein
Philipp Plein's high-production, punk rock inspired show was perhaps a glimpse into what a fashion show might be like in 2080: a cyberworld themed presentation with models decked in fully-studded leather jackets and sequinned suits standing on conveyor belt-like moving runways, and robots "accessorising" them with purses and aviators.
Courtney Love opened the show with robots providing the guitar and drum accompaniment and drones encircling the air. While the show was futuristic, the collection harkened back to the punk rock era with risqué elements—crystal-studded pants, fringed leather jackets, lamé dress with high slits and plunging necklines, all on a palette of black, white and red.
At times, the masculinity of certain pieces were juxtaposed with feminine details: a white studded leather jacket paired with a matching tulle skirt; and a rose-printed pantsuit that included motifs of thorny stems peeking beneath the prints.