The clothes and accessories in this Céline Pre-Fall lookbook, shot by Phoebe Philo’s friend Juergen Teller, are definitively her last work of this era of contemporary fashion with the collection being delivered now through June.
People always read signs of Philo’s emotional states and feminism into her clothes with an autonomous, makeup-free non-chalant attitude.
This season we see all the extravagant chicness with an emphasis on super-deluxe leather, patchworked into graphic stripes and diagonals and very Frenchly, cut in black. There are the trouser suits that have anchored it all along. There are three slim, bootleg-y versions, stone, burgundy, a black tuxedo. There are those super-extra pleated pants.
Leather footwear is either dramatic or refined, jewelry is dainty and embellished with crystals and pearls. Meanwhile, handbags are oversized for a luxury weekend getaway or simple shopper totes or bucket backs for daytime.
A true statement by Pheobe Philo, these past collections will live on as a turning point is luxurywear.