MILAN – He cray CRAY. At least that's what people in the LBC, Inglewood, East Oakland, Detroit, Harlem, and all the other US neighborhoods feeding the Rap culture Philipp Plein celebrates so much, might call the designer.
At his Spring/Summer show where Tyga performed "Rack City," Plein staged a motocross race, a fiery police car chase, and a monster car demolition in a hollowed-out warehouse that was littered with junkyard cars drenched in gold just waiting to be demolished.
And with that Plein gave the producers of "Mad Max: Fury Road" a run for their money.
Walking through a set that mirrored scenes from the film and that could compete with any Hollywood studio, hardcore-looking models, dressed as disillusioned renegades, stomped along the abandoned cars with slashed black t-shirts, studded boots, and ribbed white leather motorcycle jackets.
Plein made his debut racing by the crowd on the back of a motorcycle after golden sparks rained on the runway, engulfing the crowd of fashion's heaviest hitters in a cloud of smoke that smelled like burnt rubber.
One may or may not like Plein's aggressive approach to fashion, but he does a fantastic job of filling Milan's fashion week with the best action-packed show of all the lineup.
In addition, Plein gave each guest a copy of an anthology of all his fashion greatest hits entitled "Planet Plein" – a keepsake for all of us who have felt like we risked charring our eyelashes at his fashion shows. At least one day we can tell our kids that WE WERE THERE and it was CRAY CRAY.