Philipp Plein's punk rock range
Philipp Plein went punk rock for its Milan Fashion Week show last night (23Sept15).
German designer Philipp went all out with an edgy aesthetic for his Spring/Summer 16 collection, sticking to a strict colour palette made up of red, black, white and metallics.
One girl strutted the glass runway in a black leather skirt with stitching detail running up it, paired with a matching long-sleeved top. The fringe detail hanging from the shoulders only enhanced the '70s punk tribute, as did her strappy platforms.
Aother model wore a more feminine outfit of a pleated puffy skirt covered in red rose pint. On top was a black bodice with red petals and white stems, paired with a matching jacket.
But what really created the alternative vibe during the show was a full-throttle performance by musician Courtney Love, who belted out Hole track Celebrity Skin. The singer looked the part in dark ripped jeans, exposing her pale legs, and a black vest top. For Philipp, Courtney's role in the show was one of importance as she represented the authenticity he hoped to reflect through his designs.
"She is not just a part of the industry who plays someone else," he said, according to news.yahoo.com.
Philipp also wanted to reflect punk rockers through the rawness of his creations, noting that such people made their own jackets and cut their own hair. This was evident through hair dos such as a cropped bob and garments like a studded leather jacket emblazoned with the words 'God Save Hip Rock'.
Also showing on the first day of Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday (23Sept15) was Francesco Scognamiglio. The fashion star presented a delicate, feminine collection for S/S16 full of sheer, see-through material and floaty skirts. Because of the revealing nature of the pieces, many of the models' breasts were exposed as they walked the runway. Overall the range had the vibe of nightwear, with silk dresses covered in metallic patterns and lace looking like a nightie.
The bi-annual event continues today (24Sept15), with labels such as Max Mara, Fendi and Emilio Pucci all showing.