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Women's Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2014

Only Black

The PHILIPP PLEIN show opened with world renowned white rapper Iggy Azalea, a breathtakingly beautiful yet aggressive performer in an exclusive live performance, while Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede led a spectacular fleet of stunning, exclusively black models on the runway.Subverting and uniting aesthetic conventions in the worlds of fashion and hip hop. With no limits. 

Milan, 21 September 2013. An absolute limbo in which total white was animated by flash visions, with elegant silhouettes standing out against the horizon. A fleet of  statuesque black goddesses emerged from the total white backdrop, led by the magnificent Liya Kebede . This was the all-encompassing elegance of the new PHILIPP  PLEIN collection, the unique style describing a future that is now! Explosive guest star of the show was new white rap revelation Iggy Azalea. Super-sexy, excessive, controversial and dangerously beautiful. She represents the ideal PHILIPP PLEIN woman, poised between haute couture tailoring and a mood that is unashamedly hip hop.

A white space fired with colour, a stage of women without physical, temporal or ideological limits. Hexagonal and linear geometrical patterns, an astounding technological and sartorial knowhow. Where future becomes present, where present becomes future, here and now . From the entrance way, hexagonal passages recalling the geometric design of the PP logo transcend through space and time to the foyer, where immense holographic visions of exquisitely beautiful black divinities parade in outfits from the new collection. Visions became reality upon entering the theatre through the same time-space passages that demolish all boundaries. The runway was ablaze with geometrical motifs and hexagons, video games, LEDs and lights. Countless references to the graphic lines and angular patterns of the new collection, highlighted on necklines, silhouettes and details, such as the magnificent plastron in CRYSTALLIZED™- Swarovski Elements, with its candid and luminous northern lights effect. A true vision. At  the centre of the scene, a column of light descended from above in cascades of iridescent colour. Symbol of a universal language of light. Future, modernity, openness. An endless space, free from physical and ideological frontiers and barriers. 

The new PHILIPP PLEIN collection for next Spring/Summer 2014 plays with balance and harmony: all elements conceived to mix and match perfectly, for an impeccable aplomb. A sartorial heritage reinvented in an urban & underground mood, including references to sports and athletics.. A concept expressed by 5 magnificent limited edition pieces. The most outstanding of all: an evening dress entirely hand embroidered with pearls and beads and a huge heart pierced by one of PHILIPP PLEIN most provocative slogans. And to lighten the mood, sporty knee socks to wear with just about everything.

The new Spring/Summer 2014 Collection alternates total black and absolute white, or black&white, as in the mini perfecto jackets with positive/negative lapels, belt and cuffs. Inimitable bikers in butter-soft nappa perfectly synthesize delicacy and extreme robustness. CRYSTALLIZED™- Swarovski Elements abound, applied in a Northern Lights dégradé effect. And of course studs. Made from extremely lightweight ABS, they trim dresses, mini shorts in techno fabric and leather jackets. As dazzling as cascades of diamonds, the panels of Rock Diamonds by CRYSTALLIZED™- Swarovski Elements embellish evening dresses of deco inspiration. A metallic print with myriad facets of colour is a completely new concept. Also found on fine python, and used for outer garments and accessories, such as the futuristic iridescent silver pumps, with inserts in transparent vinyl and an aggressive, almost stiletto heel. A shower of CRYSTALLIZED™- Swarovski Elements with magical reflections also features on the tip of ballerina pumps. Beautiful, avant-garde, high-tech materials demolish any preconceived concepts of luxury in a melting pot without frontiers, for an astounding dream-like effect. Precious and rare, the accessories of tomorrow are produced in limited editions, destined to be authentic collectibles and new chapters in the story of extreme luxury.