Never thoughts the burning palm timber, the dancing skeletons, the dragons wriggling within the air and the KennyHoopla and Travis Barker monitor “Hollywood Sucks” that each one characteristic in Philipp Plein’s digital movie to showcase his spring 2022 assortment. The Swiss designer is deeply in love with California and has been since his first journey at age 14, when all he dreamed about was seeing Mickey Mouse.
Plein as soon as once more conscripted 3D visible artist Antoni Tudisco to create a psychedelic metaverse, this one patrolled by a cartoon skeleton character in blimp guise, and that includes a CGI model of the closely tattooed Barker banging on the drums.
No matter that the gathering was designed earlier than he and Tudisco settled on rock music, fringe-faced celebration folks and settings that ping from swimming pools and forests to robotic labs: The brightly coloured shorts, hoodies, camp shirts, bathrobes and tube clothes – splashed with loud logos, pineapples, studs and cartoonish prints – in some way felt proper at residence on this bonkers universe. Plein summed up the gathering as “comfortable clothes,” although they definitely aren’t quiet.
Over Teams, Plein mentioned he’s had enjoyable pivoting from mega runway blowouts and events to anything-goes fantasy movies. “We can create whatever we like in this digital world. There are no boundaries,” he enthused.
Indeed, his spring movie highlights each spike on his first sun shades by Italian eyewear producer De Rigo, which reveal themselves when Daft Punk-like helmets dissolve to disclose human faces. Elsewhere, skater sneakers slide out of the mouths of metallic skulls, whereas high-tops hover over coiled snakes.
Spurred on by Tudisco, Plein mentioned he’s engaged on his first NFT drop, whereas additionally edging again into the true world, divulging that he’s plotting a rave for Milan Fashion Week in September, well being situations permitting, and a Halloween celebration at his new home in Bel Air. Hollywood sucks? As if!