Friday, May 20, 2011

Plein Stupid Over Him

I'd liken Plein's rock n' roll sensibility to the ghetto glam looks that stylists like Misa Hylton-Brim made popular during the late 90's at the height of Hip Hop and early days of brands like Baby Phat-- which Kimora Lee Simmons Hounsou recently parted ways with after serving more than a decade as head designer and founder. Though my personal style is slightly understated and I admit to never owning a Baby Phat item in my life, I've always been inspired and familiar with the brand's image of opulence and fabulocity that prevailed during my high school years.  According to Phillip Plein,  their "Fetish division stands in for a glamorous and independent appearance." I suppose infusing sparkle and kaleidoscopic colorful prints and whimsical accessories on bases of denim and leather pants and jackets is always fun and will never get old. Just take a step inside a few boutiques along Ocean Ave. or Lincoln Rd. in South Beach Miami, Youtube music videos by Hype Williams bursting with vibrant saturated colors that is still left alive in Ben Watts fashion photography today. The resonance is evident and its no wonder why the luxurious yet wearable and accessible brand is making noise on the mainstream scene here in the States. "Phillip Plein Fashion is a tribute to fashionable individualists who are craving to make their inner desires become reality. Because life is too short to be insignificant."  Not bad for a company that started out producing stainless steel furniture more than 13 years ago.

Been a long time since I felt this way about a dude! Gaaaaahhhhhh!