From London, we now move over to Milan, Italy’s undisputed fashion capital. I’ve been loving Milan Fashion Week’s diversity in recent years, showcasing a great mix of well known Italian fashion houses as well as innovative young European designers.
Day 2 brought us the latest collection from Germany’s Philipp Plein. I’ve come to love Plein’s use of obvious themes he uses from collection to collection. For his upcoming Fall/Winter line, he turned to the wild west and crafted a collection he dubs “Noir Cowboy”. Plein admitted to watching western films and especially pulled inspiration from Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”. The line is undeniably rough, rugged and masculine, something I’ve come to appreciate more amongst a sea of feminine leaning clothing in menswear. The details also jumped out at me as Plein implements luxury leathers, vintage leathers and a variety of snake skins. The shoes, belts and bags are must haves along with the striking outwear. Here’s to seeing more Philipp Plein as apparently his after party was just as fun as the show.