Runway Report: Celine SS17

Céline Designer Phoebe Philo worked with artist Dan Graham to create, an S-shaped, two-way glass structure — reflective and transparent — positioned in the middle of an open space through which the models walked. “I wanted to see it cast through the kaleidoscope of Dan’s installation. The fact that people can see themselves and the clothes makes for more complex reflections.”

Audience members were treated to a show that was gorgeous and the looks full of contrasts – fluid dresses in airy silks were feminine and body skimming, but jackets and trouser suits remained oversized, big-shouldered and masculine. The designer also served up kicky flared pants, mismatched shoes, and Yves Klein blue form stamped onto white dresses.

“I want to show that our bodies are bound to the ground whether we like it or not,” explained a show note, written by Graham. The details gave the collection a slightly primal instinct implying you can dress a woman so many different ways, but you can’t disguise the body underneath.

The palette was neutral with hints of sherbet, — a raspberry dress in chiffon, a pale lemon yellow, and a mint green cotton top.

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