AN OFFICIAL END TO THE PHILO ERA, CÉLINE PRE-FALL 2018
AN OFFICIAL END TO THE PHILO ERA,
CÉLINE PRE-FALL 2018
IMAGE & QUOTE SOURCE | VOGUE RUNWAY, COURTESY OF CÉLINE
PHOTOGRAPHER | JUERGEN TELLER
WORDS | KARA TOWN
In 2009, with her debut Resort collection for Céline, Phoebe Philo irrevocably changed the vocabulary surrounding women's fashion for the better; and undoubtedly, for good. Not only has Philo been credited with moving women's fashion forward into a kind of "contemporary minimalism" we were previously unfamiliar with, in doing so Philo has inspired many women to bravely push through the barriers society has continuously put around notions of 'beauty' and what it means to be a 'woman' instilling a kind of confidence in dressing, and indeed self, that may never be able to be taken back:
"I have no problem with a woman wearing anything as long as she has chosen to wear it herself. But I do think there are too many images of women that are sexualised and too many examples of women dressing for other people and disempowering themselves in the process." - PHOEBE PHILO at the Vogue Festival, 2014.
As made apparent by Vogue writer Sarah Mower, a make-up free, closely cropped model (Karolin Wolter) speaks volumes about the way in which Philo has continued to garner this "take me how I am" attitude in her women- because we ultimately know, that is where the true beauty of womanhood lies.