At the beginning of the year, the announcement came as a bombshell in the fashion world. Phoebe Philo made her comeback on the Paris scene, just a few years after revolutionising the French label Celine.
A graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins, she made her debut at Chloé, succeeding Stella McCartney. Between naturalness, comfort, spontaneity and aesthetics, the young artist developed silhouettes inspired by the 1970s. A nostalgia that was an immediate success. Season after season, journalists flocked to her sensual collections. A bohemian-chic and above all free spirit led to the creation of the Paddington model, an emblematic bag for the house.
When she left Chloé in 2006, rumours spread about the launch of a brand in her name. But that was without taking into account a spell at Celine from 2008. During this period, Phoebe Philo developed a utilitarian wardrobe while retaining her vision. A fluid, structured style!
A true accessories papess, she elevated ugly shoes to the status of desirable creations. It was she who launched the Birkenstock-style orthopedic sandals (with fur lining) presented at the Spring-Summer 2013 show. Conceptual fashion is not on her mind, and she designs collections according to her desires, guided by her perspective on fashion. But her proposals are above all designed for the everyday woman, with attention to detail.
Discreet in the media, she likes to let her emotions guide her to propose clothes that every woman wants to find in her dressing room when she gets up in the morning.
Her big comeback? Everyone’s waiting for it, and we can already look forward to fluid, resolutely bohemian and minimalist silhouettes in which the concept of quiet luxury, a movement inviting discretion, will have its rightful place for a strong, free, stylish and charismatic woman.