German designer Philipp Plein, who opened his first boutique nine years ago, is emblematic of luxury’s shift toward a pop-culture sensibility that fetishises the new and flashy and downplays old-style craftsmanship. Photo: Instagram

How ‘king of bling’ Philipp Plein built his successful fashion brand on bad taste

The polarising German designer, known for his garish, in-your-face outfits, has taken tacky excess to new heights in past nine years – but is not stopping there

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German designer Philipp Plein, who opened his first boutique nine years ago, is emblematic of luxury’s shift toward a pop-culture sensibility that fetishises the new and flashy and downplays old-style craftsmanship. Photo: Instagram
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