Philipp Plein began his design career originally creating luxury dog beds for friends and family. Having found no dog bed which suited the interior of his family home, he designed and created a steel ‘dog sofa’, which attracted attention from visitors to the house. Soon, he was producing many of these, founding his label in 1998. Not wanting to waste materials, Philipp Plein decided to make handbags and accessories out of the leftover leather, leading him to launch his eponymous fashion brand in 2004. By 2008, the first Philipp Plein flagship store had opened in Monte Carlo, along with a showroom in Milan. The German brand gained international attention for its unconventional aesthetic, and today encompasses womenswear, menswear, a children’s collection, bags, shoes and accessories.
Always taking an unexpected approach to design, Philipp Plein is flamboyant and provocative, inspired by punk and rock n roll aesthetics. Their maximalist collections combine a playful spirit with heavy designs to create extravagant pieces which are distinctive to the brand. High quality craftsmanship ensures that all designs are luxurious and finished impeccably, while dark colours meet bright tones for an intentionally over-the-top look. Across all collections, skull motifs, studs and rhinestones can be found- throughout t-shirts, hoodies and trainers. Paint-splatters, crystal embellishments and lace add even more drama to these extravagant pieces for ultimate Philipp Plein appeal. Chunky biker boots, monogrammed leather bomber jackets and fluffy tracksuit co-ords are signature to the brand, met with bold baroque or colourful leopard prints for a truly statement look. From basic styles such as t-shirts and sweaters to more formal attire such as ruched gowns and satin blazers, Philipp Plein never loses his playful and exciting touch, creating unique designs again and again.
Philipp Plein has stores across the world, and their collections can also be found online, through the brand’s website and via Farfetch and Flannels.