August 22 2014

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Philipp Plein Continues the Trend of Diverse Casting


Philipp Plein's Spring '14 Campaign

Earlier this week, the Spring ’14 Givenchy ad campaign debuted on, inciting a storm of clicks and commentary for its all-women-of-color cast. It turns out, Givenchy is not the only label to take that step this season. Swiss label Philipp Plein has just released its own Spring campaign, shot by Francesco Carrozzini and styled by Patti Wilson, featuring a cast of black models. As the saying goes, two’s a coincidence, but three’s a trend—time will tell if diversity on the page continues. For Plein in particular, at least, it’s more than a passing fancy: The designer cast his Spring ’14 show in Milan with exclusively black models.

Photo: Francesco Carrozzini

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