Phoebe Philo is undoubtedly the designer of the moment. With her “No Frills” Spring/Summer 2011 collection she brought the thrill back to the Paris Fashion Week. The lady got the “real” on ramp – clothes that look wearable, clothes that enamors one with its simplicity and elegant silhouette. If the new Fashion Word is minimalistic, Phoebe Philo has shown how to do it.
No doubt, the designer is aiming to take the values of the “luxury industry in a new direction”. Her collection manly comprised of supple silks and cotton fabrics – a cool option just apt for summers -collected from a distant land (Japan). The small mills of the country gave Philo a creative satisfaction though the large scale European mills, which suit the luxury label like CELINE, were always in her reach.
“It’s slower because of the distance, but I just thought it was really important we stepped out of the European industrialized universe…(to get) back to basics,” Phoebe Philo told The Associated Press in an interview.
The fashion critics were mum as the models sashayed down the ramp in light-coloured dresses with neat lines, smart cuts, and high on minimalistic quotient – wearable and comfortable. The designer’s claim a need to go to the basics and her dresses just like her “Autumn” 2010 connection relied on her instinct to dress a woman, who not only sees a dress as a commodity but a expression of herself, a joy of being a woman.
Phoebe joined Celine in the year 2008 and within two years and three seasons, the lady has taken the brand Celine to new heights. It seems the break after she left Chloe has made this lady a more of a thinker – a style thinker or to say a fashion inventor, defining and re defining the way a woman dresses.
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