A water arena at dusk, a sultry tune floats over the crowd while a chorus of synchronized swimmers begins a sensuous water ballet .This is the backdrop for PHILIPP PLEIN’S Water World fashion show for spring/summer 2015.
The evenings revs up with American rapper Theophilus London jet skiing across the pool while performing his hit ''Tribe'', giving way to the start of the show. Models appear on the poolside runway, clad in the new collection inspired by the water world, the Navy, and exotic destinations, and designed for an adventurous and ironic man, who is keen on details. Special guest ITALIA INDEPENDENT, provided iconic sunglasses exclusively for the show.
Outerwear is often embellished with hand stitched metal wire patches, depicting classic marine elements such as anchors recalling the world of sailors and captains, but reinterpreted in the edgy and ironic PHILIPP PLEIN mood.
News of the season: the color block suits in blue, red and optical white in addition to precious sandals covered by studs. Double-breasted blazers and bomber jackets come to life in exaggerated prints inspired by the underwater world and exotic flora and fauna sporting cartoon sharks, toucans and bougainvillea. Denim-wear features sharp cuts and refined craftsmanship. The skinny denim pants are highly distressed complete with skin revealing slips. An iconic piece, destined to become the IT item of the season. Strong attention is paid to accessories and materials, including exotic leathers such as laminated python and alligator with a unique matte carbon effect. Tote bags are in printed canvas combined with Saffiano leather and iconic ABS studs.
The result is a polished collection loaded with denim and prints comprising state of the art materials and treatments, designed for a PHILIPP PLEIN water world captain. To close the show, a tandem jet ski acrobatic exhibition to accompany the models filing out followed by designer Philipp Plein, who states:
"I designed this collection for a self-confident man, adventurous and ironic just like me. Water represents energy and power, this is why the man I imagined favors marine details and prints. He is a modern captain, a water world captain."