You know something special is about to happen when you enter a tented show space designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic with seating covered in various printed posters and bright blankets – it’s Celine SS18 time.
Phoebe Philo presented a collection full of fluid tailoring, statement details and supersize shapes. Many would want to snap up the maxi trench coats and pleated asymmetric skirts that were styled with polo shirts. The piece were designed for a powerful woman of today, and who wouldn’t want to be part of this chic squad?
Masculine lines of trench coats and leather jackets were softened with the help of a looser cut and cinched at the waist to give a more feminine finish. There was the Céline look that any woman would crave: a bold suit with trousers sweeping right down to the floor. Despite the usual cool, urban, Parisian feel of a Céline girl, there was an added softness to her in a form of lace panels, subtle sequins and cut out details.
Philo threw into the mix a few charming pieces like brogues with long tassels, oversized shoulder bags and large buckle belts, though it were the clothes themselves that stood out from the accessories.
This is the kind of minimalist uniform every woman wants to wear. Practical, elegant and timeless. With many houses driven by trends, you can always rely on Céline to deliver luxury statement pieces, and yet there is always some fresh about them.
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