Holding their own next to these goddesses, the men are equally bold. Whether bare-chested like Dynasty hunks or dressed in dollar-bill print shirts and suits, turquoise tailored python biker jackets, sequined shawl-collared tuxedos and embellished cowboy hats, these are fun-loving playboys who also mean business.
Elsewhere, there is a new women’s focus on elegant, sophisticated evening wear: cue a capsule collection of ultra-luxe gowns for exclusive red carpet events. It’s not all flowing chiffon and lace bodices, though: true to the rock’n’roll spirit of Philipp Plein, there are large leopard prints, python-style sequinning, flesh-revealing panels and a biker jacket ball gown. From coiffured head to high-heeled toe, it’s a statement of strength and seduction.
But even these women need a break from power dressing. Reflecting the natural surroundings of the Plein villa, the collection has a softer, more romantic side with floral patterns decorating denim dungarees, military-style jackets and silk flared trousers. Looser shapes and fuller volumes give a fluid, relaxed 70s freedom to the vibe.