Philipp Plein latest Autumn/Winter collection is celebrating the true spirit of New York. The words Neighborhood Kings are emblazoned throughout the collection because no matter where people come from – everyone is a king of their own hood.
There is no distinction between womens and menswear: the girls wear boys t-shirts and hoodies; the boys wear girls jackets. There is no distinction between streetwear and couture: an embroidered evening dress is worn with a bomber jacket; an intarsia mink coat paired with a hoodie; thigh-high sneakers next to chinchilla heeled boots. This New York gang is free to express themselves however they want and free to dress however they feel. Their strength is in their individuality and their differences are what unify them.
A closer inspection reveals that prints and patches also tell a tale of New York. The symbols of a dollar bill form the print on a fur-hooded coat, and Statue of Liberty and FBI (Fashion Beyond Imagination) patches decorate sweatshirts and bombers. Elsewhere, metallic floor-length puffer coats and studded snakeskin jackets give outerwear the protective quality of urban armor. Its clear that what New York needs now is an Empire State of Plein…Available across PHILIPP PLEIN stores in UAE, Qatar, KSA and Lebanon.