We've all seen unusual and crazy runway shows - just this year Alexander McQueen had his models dressed with honeycomb headpieces over their faces! - but sometimes a designer makes a choice that sparks an international controversy.
German designer Philipp Plein took a military-esque approach with his Autumn/Winter 2013 show at Milan Men's fashion week, shocking the audience. He's never been mild with his PR tactics, but it was hard to see past the gun-clad models with war paint, face masks and helmets. With a gun debate raging right now in the U.S., this show is getting a huge amount of media attention, though possibly not the kind of attention designer Plein would want.
While some men sported gas masks and heavy artillery, two models had phrases painted on their body: "only kill for real love" and "life's a game and it's not fair," and one carried a teddy bear. It's attention-getting, that's for sure. If you really look at the clothes, Philipp Plein has some incredible pieces in this collection: the jackets alone have us captivated!
So it begs the question, did his great Autumn/Winter 2013 line really need this extreme show? What do you think about his use of guns? Tweet us @StyleList, and let us know your thoughts!
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