Phoebe Philo’s Céline unveils its latest grip of eccentric-yet-minimalist womenswear. The Pre-Fall is filled extremely voluminous jackets with oversized pockets, boxy silhouettes and draping belts. Worn with baggy trousers and leather boots, the transitional season brings a 1970’s influence.
When the Céline woman is not wearing her overcoat, long tunics and skirts take its place, she is sporting a ruffle adorned midi-skirt with a flared hemline or a long shirt dress with puff sleeves.
It’s a collection of solids—save for one subtle floral print—and a solid collection, one that is meant to have life far past just-this-season. Philo explores color in the off-beat beautiful way with mustard yellows, rich oak suedes, army green, lemon, violet, wine and pistachio.
The collection features layers, mainly long, narrow tunics over pants, an earlier iteration of the proposal Philo put out in her last show. Otherwise, there’s the oversizing of outerwear and tailored jackets to consider; the addition of silver pendants of the ’70s art-jewelry genre; “croissant” pouch bags on fine chain handles; baggy, round-toed stack-heeled knee boots.