Philipp Plein

A New York Fashion Week first

BY: Michael Perris and Liz MacDonald

German designer Philipp Plein took the city by storm with his New York Fashion Week debut, staged at the New York Public Library. Less fashion show than a spectacular fashion happening, the event included street performers, a neon sculpture entryway and opened with a live performance from Brooklyn-born star Nas. An eclectic cast of models and personalities walked the runway, in tribute to the inclusive and diverse spirit of New York: Desiigner, Pete Wentz, Sofia Richie, Fetty Wap and Young Thug appeared alongside New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola, graffiti artist Alec Monopoly and even Jeremy “The Hot Felon” Meeks. Menswear and womenswear, street and couture were all presented together in a unique mix without distinction. The message was clear: no barriers, our differences are what unify us.

A notable group attended the Philipp Plein show, too. Watch for front row stars like Madonna, Kylie Jenner and Paris Hilton, as well as a who’s who of hip hop legends, including Fat Joe, Slick Rick, and Remy Ma. You can watch the entire exciting event in the Philipp Plein Autumn/Winter Collection Runway Show video above.