Subscribe to our Newsletter!

Top Banner Ad

What Everyone's Talking About

Icon Icon Icon

Farewell, Phoebe Philo: A Look At Her Most Memorable Celine Runway Looks

The chicest memory lane there ever was and ever will be. *insert countless rows of crying emojis*

It happened. After months of “is she or isn’t she”, Celine announced that Phoebe Philo would soon leave the building. The upcoming fashion week in Paris will be her last as creative director. The end of an era. Not enough sad-faced and crying emojis can express the misery of her legions of fans the world over, ourselves included.

The word is that Philo has no plans to head anywhere in the immediate future. Still, that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill from speculating and placing her as frontrunner for Christopher Bailey’s role at Burberry, a position he will vacate next year. After all, Philo’s talent and incredible ability to ignite trends way, way before everyone else is not something that can or should be quelled. The woman has foresight like no other.

Her decade-long tenure at Celine is one filled with triumphs. In more ways than we can count, Philo has shaped the way we dress, from the way we hold our bags – held sideways, close to the chest, or with a hand through the handles, like a clutch – to the elevation of the white sneaker’s status. She elongated and blew up sleeves before it became a thing. She deliberately mismatched shoes. She achieved the sartorially impossible feat of making Birkenstocks cool. But, most importantly, she proved that minimalism didn’t have to have just one look.

Philo’s recent collections are among her most powerful, whether it was the boob-printed or pink caped dresses of Spring 2017, or the double-layered coats of Spring 2018. But again, this is Philo’s Celine. Her entire era is a powerhouse in itself. We did a miniature tribute two months ago, but this time, we’re going full on with her most memorable runway looks (and accessories!) and exactly one legendary resort collection. Farewell, Phoebe, but we’re pretty sure this isn’t “good-bye” as much as it is “see you later”.

What To Read Next: I Can’t Stop Thinking About Phoebe Philo’s Celine, What The Industry Needs To Learn From Azzedine Alaïa and It Doesn’t Get Easier Than The Pantsuit | Cover Image: David Sims/Vogue/Conde Nast, Runway Images: Vogue.com

Icon Icon Icon
What to Read Next
Fashion A Study In Street Style: Linda Tol The Dutch-born stylist and buyer has and will always be on our street style radar, but we dig a little deeper into why she's a favourite.
Fashion How To Convince Your Feet That Summer Is Almost Here Without engaging in any of that rubber sandal business, that is. Be better than the rubber sandal!
Fashion Pink Dresses That Defy Everything You Know About Pink Dresses It is entirely possible to wear a full-on pink dress without looking like it's "too much". It's all about the juxtapositions and not putting pink in a box.

Talk to Us!

Subscribe to our Newsletter!