Designer Philipp Plein Faces Backlash For Featuring Gold Helicopter In Kobe Bryant Tribute

Fashion designer Philipp Plein is facing backlash after a Kobe Bryant tribute during his Milan Fashion Week show this weekend.

The show featured bedazzled Lakers-inspired jerseys and sweatshirts with Bryant’s number, 24 on them. Also on stage was a gold Plein-branded plane, yacht, and helicopter…which did not sit well with many spectators.
Philipp Plein

The issue came from the presumption that the designer is using Kobe’s death to sell his new collection, seeing as Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash on January 26th. The pieces are reportedly part of a new capsule collection, and the proceeds are expected to go to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.

Twitter wasn’t having it! Check out the fan reactions to the controversial show.

Philipp Plein

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