Philipp PleinPhilipp Plein International is a Swiss company, and was founded in 1998 by the man himself, Philipp Plein. In fact, Philipp is originally from Germany, but lives in Switzerland, and has therefore also chosen to create his business there. In 2016 He was listed at 275 in the magazine Bilanz's list of the 300 richest in Switzerland. He hasn't always been the clothing magnate we know him as today. On the contrary, he started with designing luxury dog beds. This drew attention from the furnishing industry. That attention developed with time to designing furniture, and it was of excess leather from here that he made his first purses.
Shortly after he started experimenting with clothing design, with a collection of military jackets embroidered with crystal skulls, which was followed up with the foundation of the signature clothing brand, the self-proclaimed Philipp Plein in 2004. This brand is their broadest collection, covering a wide range of casualwear. In 2008, they extended their product selection with ready to wear luxury products. Since then, the company has expanded considerably, and today they have over 800 employees producing clothes of every conceivable type.
Philipp Plein is famous for his great variety of partners, and has, through time, worked on a wide range of partners including musicians like Snoop Dogg, Rita Ora or Iggy Azalea, actors like Lindsay Lohan, to professional fighter Floyd Mayweather.
Many of these partners have often participated in Philipp Plein's fashion shows, which, just like his clothes, best can be described as an extravagant. When Snoop Dogg appeared on a show, it was as a follow-up to an UFC exhibition match. At another show, flamethrowers were set up as part of the show. Finally, a show was held in an abandoned pool that was refilled for the occasion. The pool was used for a jousting exhibition between suit-covered models. If you think any of those arrangements resonate with you, you will surely find something in Philipp Plein's wide range of products that arouse the same feelings.
The brand has, through time, won several different awards, among other GQ's National Brand of the Year in 2007, and the International Fashion Award at Monte Carlo's fashion week in 2016. In addition, other prices come from New Faces and Esquire, for example. In addition to their mainline products, Philipp Plein is also behind ultra-high-end label Billionaire Couture. Under this mark, they produce extremely exclusive clothes of the absolute highest quality. Billionaire Couture is designed by the mysterious robot figure, Mr. Plutus, who's named after the Greek god of prosperity.
Both Philipp Plein's primary product line, as well as Billionaire Couture, are produced in Italy, which is a great pride for the company's frontfigure, Philipp Plein himself. As he says in a description of Billionaire Couture, the times can change, and fashion trends cannot remain the same. However the quality of the products produced by the Italian tailors can. Today, Philipp Plein is sold in over 120 dedicated shops that are exclusively stocked with Philipp Plein products, but of course it is also possible to find it in every high-end clothing store with respect for himself.