The German designer again organized a major event for his show, this time at Milan’s Botta swimming pool, which he renovated for the occasion. “This will be the biggest show Milan Men’s Fashion Week has ever seen,” Plein boasted backstage.

A group of synchronized swimmers started the show with a water ballet; American rapper Theophilus London performed live on a jet ski, and models walked around the pool in marine-inspired outfits.

Navy patches were stitched on a plethora of pieces, included ripped denim pants, sweatshirts, leather bombers and blazers, while cardigans and sweaters decorated with nautical stripes were paired with slim-cut suits. The best results came with sportswear: Baggy sweatpants were matched with a matte rubberized leather biker jacket and a cotton T-shirt printed with the image of a shark.

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