Phoebe Philo, creative director of Céline, focused on domesticity this season, creating a collection that was comprised of coats, sweaters, and skirts. The simplicity of the clothing was far from minimalistic, a word that others used to sum up the collection, but I thought that there was an intelligence to the garments that shied away from the idea; they were bold, with skirts that moved with fluidity, and coats, some in plaid, that were like shells, with their wide lapels and collars. Some had cropped shoulders, others jutted outward in a sharp point.
Something that stood out were the tunics that came out in the middle of the show. The pockets that the models put their hands in as they walked were deep and wide, which gave them a nonchalance that makes wearing Céline so appealing; the clothes immediately make you look cool.
I thought that this season, compared to others, was more wearable than those in the past. Mrs. Philo played around with proportions that for the most part did not work with the materials that she used for them, such as leather and heavy wools for spring.
This season, just about every garment shown played around with the inspirations that brought about the boucle sweaters and bubble skirts. It very well could have been clouds, with the way that a coat in the middle of the show curved inward at the model’s legs, seemingly made out of a carded, fuzzy, wool.
Article by: Abraham Hernandez