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FILFURY for PHILIPP PLEIN
FILFURY FOR PHILIPP PLEIN
Artistic Collaboration
PHILIPP PLEIN is pleased to present a special collaboration with British artist and designer, Filfury.
On the occasion of the Pre Fall 2016 Collection, Philipp Plein has made a curated selection of pieces, which Filfury - in his signature artistic style - has physically taken apart and put back together as reconfigured sculptures.
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Skull
I love to take things apart, deconstruct them, reconstruct the parts to say something new… The Skull is such an iconic form, representing life and death - something to be celebrated.

This is my spin on a classic Philipp Plein icon. The challenge was to combine two different shoes to craft the sculpture: an all-black and an all-white high top studded sneaker. Rich in luxurious materials, leather, multiple stud designs, tags and laces, the task was to find material cuts to naturally shape the piece, to create a true Skull form from the very segmented shoe panels. A Crown/headdress was found in the ankle support of the sneaker and the square studs were crying out to become a cheeky set of silver grills/teeth!
Grenade Red
I love bold and graphic form, loud objects, nothing more so than a grenade. My desire was to strip it from a negative connotation, repurpose it into a style explosion, a visual onslaught of luxury.

Built from a red leather purse/bag the sculpture took advantage of the beautiful details, precise stud placements, gold chain connection and logo detailing.
Time Flies
The concept of time flies… Literally. Imagine the watch on your wrist transforming, the glass cracks to become wings, the strap wraps into legs and it lifts into flight.
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Batman
As a massive comic book fan from a 90’s childhood - I had some fun here. When Philipp asked me to investigate Super Heroes as a possible direction I just knew that I could translate the materials and textures from the leather backpack into a killer Batman mask!

The dark knight: moody and mysterious - a super graphic face composition. Symmetrical and angled - the bag was deconstructed to translate to these negative spaces.
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Grenade Black
I love bold and graphic form, loud objects, nothing more so than a grenade. My desire was to strip it from a negative connotation, repurpose it into a style explosion, a visual onslaught of luxury.

Built from a black studded high heel, the sculpture celebrates the over- the-top shoe design.
More is more… BOOOM!
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Spiderman
For me Marvel wins over DC and there is no one better than Spiderman! The iconic, graphic form of his mask is so siiiiiiick!

This is my take on a luxury superhero. The beautiful lace texture found on the clutch-purse felt natural to web and create panel work to celebrate the face-form. The studs felt like the perfect way to exaggerate Spidey’s iconic eye shape.
Gun
Reclaiming the negative power of a loaded weapon… This is the FILFURY X Philipp Plein Beretta handgun that says “I’M READY! BANG!” The desire was to make this over-the-top INSANE - yes, I have a white leather studded gun on me!

Created from an all-white studded high top, the elements were a pleasure to play with and decorate the form. The task was finding pieces to fit each blocked area, the PP logo naturally fitted down the barrel and the studs just had to adorn the handle.
Butterfly
I love symmetry, especially that found in nature, I draw from that as an artist all the time. It’s the most natural perfection. The classic Runner silhouette with large Skull detail instantly inspired me to flatten out the parts and create a mirrored form.

The rich texture mix of leather, rubber, lace and mesh - compelled me to draw reference from the Death’s Head Hawkmoth.
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