According to a source with knowledge of the matter, Philo will not work for another label in the near future and her successor at the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned house will be named in the coming months.
She wants to take a break, as she has done in the past, after resigning from Chloé in 2006 and noting the emphasis she places on her private life. The fall 2018 collection to be presented in March, as well as pre-fall presented in January, will be the last collections crafted by the designer for the brand, who leaves the company in January.
In the interim, the label’s collections will be designed by Céline teams, “in keeping with the craftsmanship the house is renowned for,”.
LVMH chairman and ceo Bernard Arnault said: A new era of development for Céline will now start and I am extremely confident in the future success of this iconic Maison.”