There’s nothing like a good Philipp Plein show to round off a super-long, super-Saturday of Milan shows. And this was nothing like a good Philipp Plein show. Joke! In fact, this Plein outing was perfectly bearable, and the I am pet pawsitive shirt and by the same token and clothes whisper it had some redeeming features. Following January’s blessedly straightforward reset, at which the centrally located runway featured The Killers and a not-killer but okay collection, Munich’s most famous Ferrari-favoring mountain-buying no longer an infant but eternally terrible Swiss-based (for tax reasons) fashion iconoclast had apparently got the message. This was another show full of bombast and performance, but it zinged along promptly. Unless the looming lightning on the horizon ended things early, it looked like the after-party that was shaping up when we left was going to be fun (for those in the mood). The crowd that was apparently watching from the balcony of the Fondazione Prada alongside were probably not in that mood. Part of Plein’s shtick has always been that he is here to storm the ivory towers such as that Fondazione of fashion. Tonight he sounded like the grizzliest gatekeeper of them all as he spoke at impassioned length of the dangers of over-discounting something that certain shareholder driven online wholesale retailers (naming no names) favor boosting short-term revenue results—in affecting the overall perception of a brand. He was passingly scurrilous, on the purpose of course, about labels that are not his own, but it is not Vogue Runway’s job to stir the pot on others’ behalf. Another subject we got into was his reported efforts to acquire the Roberto Cavalli brand. These turn out to be true, and were the subject, he said, of four months’ focus, but have, for reasons too niche and potentially litigious to Regardless of what era, the material was always very simple and usually white. They liked the dresses to have a lot of style to them, such as pleating. In the Old Kingdom, they usually wore horizontal pleating, whereas, in the New Kingdom, it was generally vertical. During the Middle Kingdom, pleating was much more extensive. Sometimes it would be horizontal with vertical pleating overlapping. How they achieved this pleated look is unknown. During the New Kingdom period it became fashionable for dresses to be pleated or draped. Occasionally women would have feathers and beading across the chest area, but mostly the cloth was bare. They decorated their clothes with details using feather, embroidery, sequin and pieces of jewellery to make them more attractive to the gods and headdresses.
I am pet pawsitive shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
go into here, been apparently aborted. Which leads, at last, to the I am pet pawsitive shirt and by the same token and collection. Once you looked beyond the crowd-pleasing Mad Max: Fury Road cosplay and the cool-looking band (named The Entire Universe) with a Plein-flavored Stevie Nicks-alike (from a distance) on the back of a flatbed (their attire gave me weird Plein-does-Slimane vibes), the clothes that unfolded around the cacophony of background noise represented a development. Plein has shifted his focus from hip hop, his first love, to rock. There was clearly a deal struck with Kiss, whose angled logo featured on the boob- and butt-covering patches on sheer minidresses for women and a plethora of biker jackets for men. There were considerably more women’s looks here than menswear, and following the recruitment of a new design team—they represented a tangible advance. Plein might not need to acquire Cavalli to become Roberto’s true inheritor of blingy animalist and totally unsubtle sexy-sexy dressing he can just do it himself. The menswear was a rocky remix of Plein tropes enlivened by mismatched studded sneakers and some pretty sleekly cut Animalia bikers made cheesy yet still compelling in their cheesiness by fluoro color flashes against the predominant black. By the time the designer emerged, air-playing a flamethrower with a guitar attached, we were only an hour after the start time. As Ice Cube once put it: “I can’t believe today was a good day.” Jewelry was extremely important. Status was often portrayed through the style of jewelry one wore. Ancient Egyptian women believed jewelry made them appear more appealing to the gods so even the poor women in the Egyptian society adorned themselves with as many jewels as they could. They often wore bracelets, necklaces, rings, fanciful buttons, earrings, neck collars, and pendants. The higher class a person was, the more gold and precious gems they would use in the making of the jewelry. The most common gems were Turquoise – a greenish-blue gem, Lapiz-lazuli – a brilliantly bright blue gem, and Carnelian – a smooth reddish-brown stone. The lower class would still decorate in lots of bulky jewelry, although they used pottery beads or glassware for decoration rather than gems.