PHILIPP PLEIN AW2016/17 #PLEINHERO Men's Fashion Show
PHILIPP PLEIN AW2016/17 #PLEINHERO Men's Fashion Show unveiled his menswear presentation in Milan against a live concert performed by American rapper Lil’ Wayne. The performance was accompanied by a live 30 piece orchestra that played from a custom-built shelf set on stage. Models presented the AW2016/17 collection to a backdrop of dare-devil stunt action performed by professional skateboarders and BMX bike riders – all wearing customized suits by Philipp Plein.
For AW2016/17, Philipp Plein unleashes #PleinHero, a super man for the modern world. A signature black palette glimmers with touches of red, gold and silver while heads are topped with cool wide brim hats. Leather jackets are often air-sprayed by hand like graffiti murals and blazers are covered with shining superhero crystal pins.
Philipp Plein fuses sportswear with formal dressing, creating hybrids that speak to a new menswear lexicon. These young, dynamic combinations are the new uniform for the #PleinHeroes. Suits feature sporty cuts and draw string pants but are finely crafted from traditional menswear fabrics.
Classic herringbone, Prince of Wales and hound’s tooth wools are mixed with jogging fabrics and sporty sweatshirt jersey, while classic shirting is punched with houndstooth inserts. Knitwear is luxurious and reinterpreted such as sweatpants reconfigured in an unexpected chunky cable knit.
Luxurious details are showered over the collection. Rich velvet is used as intarsia cuts on leathers jackets and suits. Parkas are lined with silver fox or covered in python. Gold and silver chains from the world of hip hop add to the precious effect. Backpacks have been reimagined as utility treasure packs where crocodile, python and gold stud-covered skateboards strap on and off in a simple snap.
The #PleinHeroes are strapped into cross-bred sneaker/brogues covered in studding and featuring custom-made, air-filled soles, allowing them to fly off like modern day super men.