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Philipp Plein AW16
Backstage at Philipp Plein AW16Photography Federica Fioravanti

Leather-clad superheroines take over at Philipp Plein

The designer puts on one of his trademark spectacles, featuring customised skateboards and Mad Max: Fury Road vibes

With his reputation for high-octane shows accompanied by live performances, it’s hardly surprising that designer Philipp Plein looked to superheroes and superheroines when designing his latest collection. Among the model line-up was SS16 campaign star Pyper America Smith, as well as the likes of Ajak Deng and Australian model and Dazed cover star Julia Nobis, who opened the show.

After being driven into the showspace on the back of neon-lit trucks, the diverse model cast jumped into action outfitted in a collection laden with Marvel references; from Catwoman’s leather jumpsuit to metallic breastplates and even a signature Avengers jacquard, Plein closed out Milan Fashion Week in style by rendering his model muses superhuman.