The Philipp Plein fall/winter 2017-2018 collection was sporty, urban and completely incredible. The show opened with Philipp Plein taking center stage and addressing his audience with the following statement “I’m just a dream chaser. I believe in my dreams until they come true. Let’s make New York Fashion Week great again,” and then he started his amazing show.
He even had a few celebrities and celebrity impersonators walking in the show. There was an Elvis impersonator (Jay Allan), rapper Desiigner, Jeremy Meeks (the ‘hot felon’) and Danny Amendola from the New England Patriots. The show was completely amazing, opening with Nas performing If I Ruled the World (a personal favorite) and the show continued through live music with incredible clothes.
His audience included famous names like Fat Joe and Madonna. The Philipp Plein fall 2017 collection was shown at the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street right in the Lobby. The ‘Wow!’ factor is as big as he likes it, and Philipp Plein likes it big.
He told Vogue: “I did the biggest production ever, the biggest production you can even imagine, in Milan. I did it all.” He continued saying: “at the end of the day, this is a new challenge. I needed a new challenge. This is the right time. America is a very spoiled market, a very difficult market. It’s still one of the biggest economies in the world and we can’t ignore it.”
His statements were clear, his points well made and unmistakable. The fashions and the efforts are easy to appreciate, the performances were a dream come true and even the company was a definitely on the side of more.
Philipp Plein delivered the best with this collection and he left nothing behind, not even any questions. The enigmatic nature of a Philipp Plein show is mildly addictive, but why shouldn’t it be? A lot of effort goes into his shows, a lot of pageantry, and a lot of drama. His collections are well appreciated because they are true to what they are and what a lot of people want.
His assertion that America is a spoiled and difficult market is spot on, but thankfully Philipp Plein is ready and willing to rise up to answer and not only here, as evidenced by his shows in other places around the world as well. The over-the-top runway presentations are not limited to New York Fashion Week only and the fashions are never a disappointment. Different, edgy and definitely cool, the entirety of each of these designs is incredible even when the trends shift to other designs.
Photos courtesy of Vogue