Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Phoebe Philo’s celebrated tenure at Celine has deeply affected the direction of fashion today; her inspiring mix of minimalism and craft has brought the focus back to materials, workmanship and simplicity. The current collection continues with this thread, as she further developed the piecework she introduced for Pre-Fall. Like other designers this season, Philo showed two-toned pants – her version mixing rich tweed and supple leather. Sweatshirts with a broken chevron stripe were laid-back yet sophisticated, while pieced fur coats offered offbeat luxury. Echoing Rodarte’s woodgrain motif from last season, the designer presented her own version, used across a range of classifications. True sportswear was the foundation of the collection, but subtle updates (an exaggerated placket here, leather panels there), and a palpable commitment to quality and innovation, elevated these deceptively simple pieces to timeless classics.
Color: Tan / Olive / Black / Sky and navy blue / Red / Bright orange / Powdery pink / Shades of brown / Ivory / Cream / Dove grey
Key Items: Slim pants / Pieced fur coat / Sheath dresses / Woodgrain print separates
Materials: Tweed / Leather / Fur / Cotton shirtings / Fine and medium-weight jersey / Bonded silks / Bonded wool / Satin
Details + Trim: Piecing / Exaggerated placket / Leather panels / Ankle zippers / Slits / Laser-cut edges
Accessories + Footwear: Hard briefcases / Two-tone handbags / Pointy-toe loafers
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