Even though the invitation for Celine show featured a photograph of the German artist Hannah Hoch, famous for her surrealistic photo montages, Phoebe Philo’s collection wasn’t about collages. It was a mix of gingham prints, 1970-s style knit flares, midi skirts, elegant coats and winter wedge sandals. Silhouettes were relaxed but feminine and the color palette was very natural from ivory and sand to chocolate brown and deep blue. She spiced it up with some bright-colored details such as fur mufflers, chunky bracelets and floral embellishments. There were a lot of knits too. She used them for trousers, long sweaters and jackets which were extremely elegant and were worn with colorful jewelry.
From double-breasted coats and feathered dresses to gingham shirts the collection is very casual and wearable. There was also something very romantic about it, but she made it look very cool and modern. It seemed organic, effortless and stylish, without too much hype and glamour.