Philipp Plein Shows Fall/Winter 2014 -15 – during Paris Fashion week


Plaid, studs, sparkle, black, and belts, Philipp Plein brought rock star/cowboy chic into the equation. “This isn’t your ordinary fucking fashion show, I’m telling you right now” Rita Ora proclaimed before launching into her hit “Facemelt”. The lyrics to the song are “I’m the kind of heat that will make the place melt, the kind of beat that will make your face melt” by the end of the show we find out exactly what Ora meant. Plein installed a neon lit gas station and parked an El Camino classic underneath it, which was also where Ora performed before the models came out. The first model was definitely a familiar face to a fashion audience who probably hasn’t seen this person on a runway in quite some time. Plein hired none other than Naomi Campbell to open and close his show. Naomi’s first look was an all black outfit with gold accents. She wore a black turtleneck, leather pants, large black belt with a large cowboy buckle, a spiked jacket with a fox fur lapel, spiked pointed-toe boots, and she carried a large spiked satchel. Plein made it clear that “Noir Cowboy” was his theme for the collection, which explains all the black that was present on the runway. Red and black plaid was also spotted in the collection in several different forms such as skirt suits, overcoats, dresses, boots, and gowns. Cowboy accessories could be spotted throughout the entire collection as well, worn in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Cowboy hats were worn by many of the models and by Rita Ora as well, but the most memorable accessory had to be the variation of belts throughout the show. Naomi closed the show wearing a belt reading “cowgirl” as a top, a large cow skull belt and buckle, distressed jeans, spiked cowboy hat, a spiked kerchief, and a spiked fox-fur coat. The show ended with the back of the El Camino and erupting in flames. This was no ordinary fashion show indeed; Philipp Plein kept us entertained from beginning to end.


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