“It’s about taking her out of urban life and putting her feet on the sand. It’s where I long to be, more and more,” said Phoebe Philo in her debrief about Céline. In another words, this collection was inspired by the Desert life. The serene sunset shades of the color block tenting formed the background of Céline constructed by Danish artist FOS.Philo focused in this collection on the beauty of simplicity and purity. She affirmed backstage: “I am somebody who is interested in how clothes make us feel, and in how we behave in different places. I thought, If you were traveling for a year, what would you need to take with you?”
Actually, there were so many original and captivating ideas: From the shod in utilitarian ankle boots or the woven-leather pointy flats.
The show started with a series of silk slip dresses in pulled-together grown-up style: The designer made them her own by inserting graphic chevrons of lace.
Making the models wear utilitatian boots with super feminine staple created a unique contrast. These dresses were followed by jackets with an exaggerated curvy shoulder line and more pants, pants, pants. Again masculine look appeared on the runway: I fell for the ultimate English menswear tweedy checked suiting, the wide cropped pair of trousers, pleated easy silk dresses and “Kafiye” printed top. Phoebe Philo’s genius is that she holds the mirror up to that emotional reality. Applause.