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Philipp Plein AW15

Azealia Banks raps ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’ as super luxe sportswear is showcased on an IRL rollercoaster

TextSusie LauPhotographyPaolo Musa

Initial reaction:

An adrenaline-fuelled roller coaster ride through monochrome glammed up sportswear. Flesh and skin were both on show as models strutted around scantily-clad – draped in basketball jerseys made out of mink and fox fur with python and croc inserts. It was streetwear for the extreme jet-setter.  

Rollercoaster ride:

What do you do with the historic art deco sports stadium Palazzo delle Scintille? Build a real rollercoaster inside it of course – complete with an illuminated and logo-ed up train. As the models made their way around the cavernous space, they lined up for a ride. The curves and vertiginous slopes mimicked the contrasting elements of the sports-luxe collection.

Broke with Expensive Taste:

Azealia Banks rapped her away around the coaster catwalk, performing the standout track “Heavy Metal and Reflective” from her debut album. She was easy to spot from a distance in lit-up trainers and branded with #PleinWarrior.

The soundtrack to Philipp Plein AW15: