CÉLINE PARIS FASHION WEEK

On Saturday night, Slimane introduced Celine’s new woman, and she is a woman chic, knowing and a direct descendant of a particular stylish archetype of years past. In a little fashion irony, Slimane always installs a modernist set. This time, his first model descended from on high in a big light box, emerging onto the runway in all her retro glory. Her look: the sort of confident, sporty élan that ruled bourgeois Parisian style, and emanated well beyond that sphere, in that well-dressed period from the mid-Seventies into the Eighties, before the latter decade turned hideous. The aura travels well, across time and through modern life.

As usual, Slimane employed a laser-sharp focus. His primary message: a great, often mannish jacket atop an easy skirt or some variation of culottes, some full enough to be called, in the language of old, a split skirt, others streamlined into walking shorts. Continue reading

CELINE PARIS 2014

CELINEThe silhouette Céline is more streamlined this Spring. However, coats fit close to the body with cocoon-like shapes while knits are long and lean worn over wool skirts.

She likes her luxury understated but still statement making- looking for comfort but not at the sacrifice of style. A woman that forges her own fashion path with no regard to what the rest of the industry is up to. Basically, designer Phoebe Philo, who has turned the Céline brand into a mirror image of herself.

Last season’s painterly brush stroke patterns made way for jungle cat spots, subtly smudged to dilute their powers. Which was not the case for the dramatic almost porcupine quill-like feather embellishments that sprouted out of the final three looks.

As for the always-inventive accessories, the designer seems to feel that Winter sandals are the way to go. Platformed up to keep feet dry when walking through Winter snow. And that all important the Celine’s Continue reading

CELINE MADE IN CHINA

celine2The luxury label, helmed by Creative Director Phoebe Philo, will host the event in the country’s main art district in Beijing on Thursday. This will mark a rare exhibition outside of Paris, France, where the brand unveils its new collections during both Fashion Weeks each year.

The show will celebrate Céline’s sales tripling globally and how its presence has become bigger in China. the Chief Executive Officer, Marco Gobbetti names the country as one of the brand’s five most-important markets.

“It’s a way to respond to a customer that’s been evolving and growing,” he said about the Chinese market. “A few years back they were just approaching the market, and now Continue reading