Courtney Love performs, robots play instruments and models travel down conveyor belt catwalk at Philipp Plein womenswear show. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
Rock meets robot at Philipp Plein fashion show
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With robots playing instruments and accessorising models, German designer Philipp Plein put on a high-tech fashion show on Wednesday (September 23) to present his latest womenswear line, taking fashionistas into a futuristic cyber world. Robots played a role from the outset, activating a screen to allow the spring/summer 2016 show, part of Milan Fashion Week, to begin. Presenting his rock theme, Plein had singer Courtney Love perform for the audience, flanked by robots playing guitar and drums. Models then appeared but did not walk down the catwalk. Instead they stood on a moving conveyor belt runway, which stopped besides robots handing out aviator-shape sunglasses and small handbags. As the models moved down, drone-like machines flew beside them. Plein dressed his models in shiny clothes — from a sparkly silver gown to studded leather jackets — in white, black and red — teamed with slim trousers, tiny shorts or torn jeans. Dresses also had silver metal stud detailing and were either short or long and slashed at the sides. Accessories included jewel-embellished ankle boots as well as heavy shiny necklaces. Milan Fashion Week, which also feature catwalk shows from global designer brands such as Giorgio Armani, Versace, Prada and Dolce and Gabbana, runs until Monday (September 28).