By: Brenna Dixon

 

After 10 years as Creative Director, Phoebe Philo will officially step away from the brand following her final F/W 2018 collection debut for Céline.

The creative’s minimalistic yet luxurious taste positioned her as a style forerunner instilling and maintaining a notable character into the luxury brand, since 2008.

Céline was originally founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana as a made-to-measure luxury children’s shoe business. Known as one of the first luxury brands in the industry, it was later acquired by LVMH in 1996.

Philo put Céline on the style map creating structured, sleek and modernized clothing which essentially were created in her own likeness. Despite her style popularity, it was her excellence in leather craftsmanship which pivoted the brand immensely, causing it to be one of the most sought after in the luxury accessories sector.

As Céline’s accessory division is world renowned it is in part a mystery considering that neither Philo nor Céline is available online. Despite her infamous finesse for which she has claimed the Vogue Best Dressed Award in 2003, as well as being named as one of the World’s most 100 influential people by Times Magazine, Philo as well as Céline remain internet anomalies in our highly amalgamated social world.

As the brand has yet to announce the a new creative director, rumour’s have already begun to swirl  around the future of Philo’s creativity being associated with Burberry.

Her future ultimately remains unpredictable and all we can do now is scramble to scoop up with the last bits of Philo’s excellence for Céline.

 

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