Did Philipp Plein's FW22 Runway Take Inspired Imitation Too Far?

You could call it clever marketing, simply jumping on a trendy bandwagon, or whatever else you like, but there’s no denying Philipp Plein loves a bit of controversy — in 2020 alone, the designer lost a copyright infringement battle to Ferrari, got called out for copying Shawn Stussy and Dior’s signature, and debuted an “insensitive” tribute to the late Kobe Bryant — and now, Plein has presented its Fall/Winter 2022 runway collection “LIL MONSTERS” with unavoidable comparisons to Virgil Abloh‘s tenure at