If you’re going to pay tribute to the King of Pop, you do it the Philipp Plein way who delivered a wild celebratory show during Milan Fashion Week.
If bling, high top sneakers, heavily printed T-shirts and skin hugging leather is your jam, then Plein’s SS19 collection is for you. Packed with edgy attitude and designed for those who like to stand out and don’t mind being provocative, the 57 looks brought a modern day appeal to Michael Jackson’s Thriller days.
While over-the-knee sparkling boots and multi-strap tube dresses were best made for the runway, the biker jackets (especially the oversized number in fierce shade of red) would be a statement addition to any wardrobe.
What Plein does well is he injects his personality into every piece and there is no doubt that he’d wear each of men’s items that stepped onto the runway – note the band blazers, studded loafers and distressed denim.
For the women’s side, the camo coat worn by Halima stood out along with a sparkling tuxedo jackets in look 52. The embellished mini dresses and skirts lit up the runway and with some simplified styling could actually be extremely wearable – if you have the confidence for them.
You have to give it Plein, he knows his audience and they want to party with him and the King of Pop into the night.