Philipp Plein to exit wholesale and focus on end consumer
Philipp Plein, the Switzerland-based maximalist brand known for its more-is-more aesthetic, is to exit wholesale and focus on the end customer. The company recently closed a 3,000sqm space in Milan that served little more than the purpose of presenting its wholesale collections and cost the business two million euros in rent and maintenance per...
9 Sep 2020
Philipp Plein imagines ‘eternity in a bottle’ with first-ever fragrance
German fashion designer Philipp Plein is expanding into the beauty industry with its first-ever fragrance, The $kull. The fragrance comes in an art edition bottle, which is sculpted from black-lacquered glass to look like a black diamond. The designer, along with the world-renowned perfumer Alberto Morillas, created the fragrance. The $kull is...
10 Dec 2019
Ferrari rejects Philipp Plein’s use of their cars
One would think that free publicity is good and hardly a reason to complain but Ferrari disagrees: The Italian luxury sports car maker slapped German fashion designer Philipp Plein on Monday with a cease and desist order, accusing the designer of “tarnishing the reputation of Ferrari’s brands”. The bone of contention? A series of pictures of the...
1 Aug 2019
Philipp Plein opens in Bangkok
After the opening of Philipp Plein's store in Phuket in 2016, the company has opened its second store in Thailand, this time in the country’s capital, Bangkok. This flagship is part of a strengthening strategy of the South East Asian market; the brand just opened a two floored boutique at Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore and it’s planning to...
24 Jul 2019
Video: Philipp Plein Resort 2019
Philipp Plein Resort 2019 collection, Source: FF Channel, YouTube.
22 May 2018
Wang in the office, Plein in outer space at New York Fashion Week
Alexander Wang, the designer who embodies the downtown New York cool so beloved of off-duty models, and Philipp Plein offered contrasting perspectives on the point of Fashion Week Saturday. Is it about the clothes or the mother of all stunts? For Wang, the US wunderkind and ex-creative director of Balenciaga, the clothes spoke for themselves,...
12 Feb 2018
Video: Philipp Plein AW18 NYFW
Philipp Plein collection Fall Winter 2018/2019, February 2018, New York Fashion Week. Source: FF Channel, YouTube
12 Feb 2018
Puma and Philipp Plein prepare to face off over logo battle
The battle between Puma and Philipp Plein is on. Puma recently won an injunction to stop Philipp Plein from using a leaping tiger logo that they say is too similar to its leaping Puma logo. "At the end of 2017, we found out that he had started the new Plein-Sport line in which he reproduced this particular cat on T-shirts, hoodies, shoes and so...
11 Jan 2018
Philipp Plein & Alexander Wang: Kings of Cool and Bling at NYFW
Two of fashion's most flamboyant headline grabbers went head to head Saturday, as king of cool Alexander Wang bussed some of the world's most famous models to an open-air Brooklyn runway and king of bling Philipp Plein laid on a striptease and invited Nicki Minaj. New York Fashion Week, which kicks off the spring/summer 2018 season before the...
11 Sep 2017
Philipp Plein names Peter Tannenbaum president and ceo of western hemisphere
German designer and Lugano based Philipp Plein Group has appointed Peter Tannenbaum as president and CEO Western Hemisphere. Tannenbaum, a veteran fashion executive and New York City native, has held various brand management positions focused on North American business and development most recently serving as chief operating officer of Tod’s...
5 Sep 2017
Plein's party, politics reign at NY fashion week
Philipp Plein pulled out all the stops in throwing the mother of all New York fashion parties, inviting Madonna to a stateside debut celebrating America as politics stayed front row on the catwalk. New York fashion week, which kicks off the fall/winter season before the style set decamp to London, Paris and Milan, is not typically lauded for its...
14 Feb 2017