Runway Report: Celine SS16

Phoebe Philo refuses to play by the rules.  The designer, who unfailingly breaks record sales each season, continues to protest against the ordinary – no e-comm flagship, no trend forcasting, no social media spectacle – just fashion and art collaborations that happen to have mass appeal, but creative class nod of approval.  Refreshing.
Philo commissioned the Danish artist Thomas Poulsen, who works under the name FOS, to create the catwalk space (as well as a soundtrack) for her Spring 2016 collection in Paris.  Both the clothes and the catwalk felt threatening and pertinent.  The suiting was loose, trousers were odd lengths, dresses were unfinished, shoulders were on steroids, and heels were chunky and loud.  There was no theme to identify, it was just clothes that made a statement whether it was with shape, color, or movement.  And Celine’s woman shown in a variety of contexts – a world traveller and seamless adjuster.
Amid an assortment of clothes that worked well in different places, one of our stand outs was a sand colored, floored oblique dress – it had Celine’s type of luxury but familiar approachability.

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