Old Celine fans, rejoice! After a three-year hiatus (2017), Phoebe Philo finally returns to fashion. She will launch her new eponymous luxury fashion brand backed by LVMH.
The iconic British fashion designer who started her career at Chloé changed the face of luxury fashion. During her 10 years heading Celine, she created chic easy-to-wear clothes for women on the go who want more comfort and style and less bling.
“I am very much looking forward to being back in touch with my audience and people everywhere. To be independent, to govern and experiment on my own terms is hugely significant to me.”
What social media is saying about Phoebe Philo
Phoebe Philo announced she would launch her eponymous label “rooted in exceptional quality and design”. But her fans will have to wait until January 2022 for further details, so they’re sharing on social media their excitement about the Chloé and Old Celine queen, Phoebe Philo. Here are our favourite reactions:
Was trying to think of a good hed this morning but @SJSpellings already wrote it pic.twitter.com/Nx8COxihw5
— Emilia Petrarca (@EmiliaPetrarca) July 12, 2021
“Listen? Do you hear that? It is the intake of breath after thousands of women’s fashion prayers are finally answered.” Here’s why – https://t.co/W0WdZI5EhT
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) July 12, 2021
Old Celine, the intellectual and professional women’s label
After working first, under Stella McCartney at Chloé, and then, at Celine, Phoebe Philo became an icon for fashion by a woman for women. Her personal style and creations for the French fashion house made her one of the most influential designers of recent years. Philo’s signature style; wide-legged trousers, oversized cardigans and dresses, suits, printed silk shirts, and perfectly cut camel coats made androgynous clothes look feminine and chic. Additionally, the designer’s personal uniform, wide-leg pants paired with Stan Smith sneakers, was responsible for the comeback of classic sneakers worn with everything.
Phoebe Philo left a huge void
After Phoebe Philo left Celine in 2017, her legion of fans was desperate at the changes that Hedi Slimane brought to the brand. As a result, the hashtag #oldceline went viral on social media. Additionally, pre-owned pieces like the Old Celine handbags, sunglasses, and shoes sold for more than the original prices. So the mourning fans, who tried to fill the void with labels like The Row and Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta, couldn’t be happier at the recent news of her comeback. We, too, can’t wait to see what the iconic designer has in store for us!
Title image: collage by Notorious-mag.