The spotlight was on Plein at the Allianz Cloud arena this evening. An impressive crowd of around 4,000 Plein enthusiasts gathered, while many more hoped for entry to the post-show festivities. Plein made his entrance alongside his ten-year-old son, Romeo, expressing apologies for the slight delay. He then remarked, “Celebrating 25 years of Philipp Plein today, our very existence is because of our loyal patrons. Since day one, your support has been invaluable, strengthening our position in the fashion world. This brand is like family to me – I have two sons and another on the way, and all of you are extended family. Gratitude to each one of you. Now, let the show begin!”
As the familiar tune of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” began, the opening model showcased a tailored jacket and miniskirt adorned with a vibrant graffiti design, paired with dazzling Swarovski-embellished platforms. The audience cheered on as a group of skilled roller disco dancers dazzled in vibrant sequined dresses, sporty attires, jeans, and tees, all while performing on LED-lit wheels fixed to Plein’s signature sneakers. With hits like “Take On Me,” “99 Red Balloons,” and “Walking On Sunshine” setting the mood, a vibrant and lively collection unfolded.
For the men, the collection featured some unexpectedly classic tailoring – a segment Plein mentions is rapidly gaining traction. This was flanked by the brand’s signature flamboyant tuxedos, motorcycle-inspired attires, tropical-themed outfits, and detailed denim. The women’s line echoed similar themes with additions like short, sultry minis reminiscent of old Cavalli designs, ruffled intimate dresses, and body-hugging knits. The collection, undeniably bold and flamboyant, won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Yet, as the audience’s energy showcased, it certainly has its devoted followers. The grand finale witnessed Plein’s lineup joyfully rotating on an elevated carousel, encapsulating the evening’s exuberance.