It was confirmed today that phoebe philo will exit celine after 10years at the label.she encapsulated the ‘for women, by a woman’ approach to fashion,with an intuitive sense of what we actually want to wear(before we wven knew what we wanted to wear).the queen of minimalism with a keen knack for designing it-accessories,her tenure at the parisian house set the tone for what we’d covet for years.philo’s masculin-feminin aesthetic ushered an era of cool following the awkward late-aughts.Her ten -year contribution is unparalleled. where would Zara be without her?
How much do we love phoebe philo’s celine?Let us count the ways
THE FIRST SEASON, SPRING 2010, LEATHER T-SHIRTS
For Philo’s first runway show (following her premiere Céline collection, an appointment-only Resort 2010 preview), she set the tone for what would eventually be her minimalist-heavy approach. Leather t-shirts, perfectly cut wide-leg trousers, and an ease in silhouette would become her mainstay.
BLACK AND NAVY, FALL 2010
We’re not saying Philo came up with black and navy, as a color combo, but she did make it a thing. The dark neutrals were the signature color combo of her Fall-Winter 2010 collection, which was the runway that really placed Philo as the queen of cool, “reduced” fashion.
TRACK PANTS WITH A RACING STRIPE, SPRING 2011
Céline, with a Californian ease. The racing stripe track pant styled with a simple cotton tank defined a new, relaxed approach to luxury. Notice how luxe track pants are stillin?
SCARF PRINTS, SPRING 2011
The scarf-print silks from the same collection continue to be street style fodder. Remember when Kanye performed at Coachella wearing this exact blouse?
HAIR TUCKED INTO TURTLENECKS, FALL 2011
Here, the turtlenecks that launched a thousand hair tucks.