Friday, January 20, 2012

Living in Philipp Plein Fashion

Philipp Plein developed his brand out of Switzerland from a vision that began over ten years ago. With a fresh and edgy aura, Philipp Plein is not only a label of high fashion, but also a luxury lifestyle brand. Aside from rocking high fashion for women, Philipp Plein has lines for children's wear, menswear, luggage, home accessories, kitchen, and more. Currently, the label has boutiques throughout Europe and Russia and plans to open new stores in Hong Kong and NYC.

Lindsay Lohan for Philipp Plein, SS 2012 Campaign
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Lindsay Lohan is the new face for Philipp Plein, commanding several great shots for the Spring/Summer campaign. (I love her eyebrows in these pics!) With PP's catch phrase that I strongly support, PLAY HARD!, and the fresh and edgy feel that emanates from the brand, Lindsay Lohan seems to be the perfect face for PP. Personally, what I usually say is, "Work hard. Play harder!" Philipp Plein is stroking my life philosophy!

With claiming to be a luxury lifestyle brand, PP offers the proof, offering a view of Philipp Plein properties from around the world that leaves me lusting for more. From terraces, spas, and mansions, any fan of design and aesthetics will appreciate this lookbook of interior design, architecture, and vistas.

Milan Showroom

And now for the fashion! I chose the below look from the Philipp Plein Fall/Winter 2012 show because I love it, of course.

Philipp Plein FW 2012

There is so much going on with this outfit, but each piece works so perfectly with each other! It reminds me of a Lanvin necklace I posted half a year ago, not because of the style, but because of the amazing combination of strong pieces that perfectly compliment each other and create a unified look. In the case above, it's the patterned and flowy blouse, the huge fur vest with contrasting trim, the skinny leather pants with the stud detailing on the sides, and the neckpiece that offers a divine focal point. Not only is the styling to-die-for, but the proportion and fit are so flattering as well as aesthetically pleasing. This is nothing short of a power outfit. Don't be surprised if this ensemble shows up somewhere else on SugarSpiceStyle, because I truly think it is an exemplary look. Check out other signature Philipp Plein looks in the online lookbook.

An aside: I denounce the use of genuine fur (I'm a convert), but I still appreciate the texture and feel, so I encourage wearing fine fauxs. Fine fauxs, not gross ones.

A bit about philosophy: "unleash the beast." So, what is the beast? The beast is, as Freud would put it, your most intense drives, pleasure-seeking behaviors, and completely unrestrained self. It's almost animalistic. Ultimately, it's free and it's about what feels good. And, well, you really can't argue with being free and feeling good. Indulge, be spontaneous, and unleash the beast! It's quite the message. This particularly resonates with me; a week before I explored the Philipp Plein site and found this, my friend and I were laughing about our releasing our inner beasts. I was quite enthused to see this!

Glamrock Glove, $685 USD

The Glamrock glove is one of my favorite items that is currently available for purchase. These are a wardrobe must for the accessory-addicted. Definitely extravagant, edgy, and classy, they are definitely a SugarSpiceStyle piece. On another note, I'm pining for fashion gloves to hit the runway. Please!!

Philipp Plein: "The Heart is Every Detail"

So why did I decide to highlight Philipp Plein? For Philipp Plein, fashion is not purely the aesthetic. It is an attitude, a way of being, a philosophy. It is for "fashionable individualists who are craving to make their inner desires become reality. Because life is too short to be insignificant." So, go ahead, let your inner beast sink its teeth into life...

**All photos in this post and quotes, unless otherwise stated, are from the Philipp Plein website.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely fantastic!!! You have an amazing blog! You're brilliant! Have a great week! :-)