Irina Shayk

Philipp Plein's fashion extravaganza during New York Fashion Week is a bust

Philipp Plein's fashion extravaganza during New York Fashion Week is a bust

Switzerland-based designer Philipp Plein followed up last season’s New York Fashion Week debut at the New York Public Library by giving the Hammerstein Ballroom a cabaret-style makeover where on Saturday night he presented his spring and summer 2018 men’s and women’s collections in a runway extravaganza that was long on spectacle and short on substance.

The show unspooled at the same time as Alexander Wang's #wangfest 5 miles away and across the East River in Bushwick, Brooklyn, a scheduling conflict that the conspiracy theorist wing of the fashion flock pointed to in an ongoing beef between the two designers. That fallout began early last year

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