Friday, 18 March 2011
Celine Fall 2011 Collection
Phoebe Philo has exited the rock festival and left its subtle influence on her Spring show in the rearview mirror. The designer's preferred mode of transportation: a luxury automobile. "Cars, the essential-ness of what it's like when you get inside a beautifully made car, and the power" is how she described the route she took to the new collection. Well, no matter how she got here, she's bound to rev city girls' motors this Fall, with a lineup that was long on statement coats, and offered a new idea about streamlined urban uniform dressing, too.
You can't call it fashion with a capital F; it's too classic and too subtle for that. Still, it's a testament to how utterly Philo has nailed the essence of what modern, style-obsessed women want right now that the Celine boutique here in Paris has been picked over and is practically empty. When today's collection lands in the store, they should expect a repeat.