August 20 2014

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34 posts tagged "Phoebe Philo"

Heir To The Box?


It’s not only in ready-to-wear that Celine’s Phoebe Philo has made a deep impression. As anyone who’s taken a look at street-style photos, magazine editorials, or shop windows can tell you, Philo’s a near saint among accessory obsessives. So we had our eyes peeled for the bags and shoes she’d show on her Spring ’11 runway, and they don’t disappoint. The structured Classic box bag gave pride of place to a looser, floppier envelope style, which can be carried as an oversized clutch or worn with its strap as a day bag; it turned up in pristine white and a deep, rich burgundy. And the simple sandals that were an editor favorite this season—we saw millions of pairs during fashion week—have been dressed up, but only a little: They closely resemble the jute-colored heels on the runway, accentuated with a metal chain detail. Check out all of our Celine details shots for more.

Photo: Gianni Pucci /

Who’s Up For The British Fashion Awards,
Who Wants Klaus Kinski Front-Row,
Who’s Rethinking Khakis, And More…


The British Fashion Award nominations are in! For designer of the year, Phoebe Philo (pictured) faces off with Christopher Kane and Erdem Moralioglu; for designer brand of the year, it’s Burberry and Mulberry vs. Pringle of Scotland and Victoria Beckham; and for menswear designer of the year, Christopher Bailey, Margaret Howell, Paul Smith, and the Savile Row label E. Tautz. Meanwhile, Nick Knight, Nicola Formichetti, and Rankin are all up for the Isabella Blow award for fashion creator—at least two of whom are Gaga besties. Now who will she root for? [WWD]

Richard Chai, who nabbed the CFDA Swarovski Award for emerging menswear designer last year, has announced he’ll debut his capsule collection for Original Penguin at his runway show this season. [WWD]

Steven Alan’s memories of Dockers center on “a 1970s math professor.” Let’s hope he chooses a different inspiration when he designs a few styles for the historic khaki producer. [NYT]

You probably aren’t washing your jeans as thoroughly and lovingly as Levi’s creative director Carl Chiara. But if you want to start, clear a few hours, a bathtub, and a sachet of potpourri, and follow these 14 or so simple directions. [WSJ]

For the latest issue of Interview, Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière sits down with legendary editor and style maven Polly Mellen, who’s full of great reminiscences about working in fashion in the era of Vreeland. Vreeland, the late Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue editrix, apparently had navy blue hair—chic! [Interview]

And Hint Mag puts several New York designers to the Mad Libs test. Read on to learn who wants Klaus Kinski in his front row, who wants the naked and blood-spattered cast of True Blood in his, and who aspires to “create a duplicate of himself, and then again and again until the entire world was Scott Sternbergs.” (One guess on that one.) [Hint Mag]

Photo: Courtesy of Celine

Expect To See More Celine Classic Bags This Fashion Week


Everyone is excited—justifiably so—for Phoebe Philo’s new Celine ready-to-wear. But as Nicole Phelps notes in her review, it’s hard not to notice all those accessories. For Resort, Philo is expanding the entire line. There are new styles of shoes and bags, of course, but what really got my attention were the variations on the themes Philo’s already established. The Luggage bag is now coming in this super-tiny version—imagine borrowing your daughter’s doll bag. (Luggage for a short trip, I guess.) The much-photographed, editor-adored Classic bag, on the other hand, has been super-sized (above, top). And for those who’ve bought deep into Philo’s neutral tones and need something to jazz up all that camel, it’ll also come in neon (above)—totally in step with the prevailing neon mood—for a jolt of color.

Photos: Courtesy of Celine

Blasblog: Go Gentle Into That Good Night


For two guys who started the crotch-baring, NSFW, gay—make that very gay—magazine BUTT, Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom are far more well mannered than you might expect. They’ve even gone so far as to call their new women’s magazine The Gentlewoman—paging Miss Prim! But even if their first and latest mags—a glossier, more fashion-oriented men’s title, Fantastic Man, came in the middle—aren’t exactly kissing cousins, a smart, chic sensibility unites them. No crotches were bared at the quintessentially Parisian launch party, held in a salon in the Saint-Germain last night, but the design and edit crowds gathered to sip Champagne and toast newly minted editor in chief Penny Martin (pictured, left, with Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Brian Phillips, and Jonkers) and cover girl Phoebe Philo, shot by David Sims with a proper Celine scarf knotted around her neck. (“She brought that with her,” Jonkers reports, “but it’s vintage. I imagine she took it out of the archives, or maybe she bought it on eBay.”) Philo is the gentlewoman to a tee, say the editors. “We’re already thinking of the next issue, and who would be good,” Jonkers went on. “But it’s true, a good gentlewoman is hard to find.” Van Bennekom, sadly, wasn’t feeling up to snuff at his opening; he had a cold and decided to duck out from the party early. On his way out, though, he was kind enough to refuse kisses and would only shake hands after a dose of disinfectant. “I don’t want to get anyone sick! That would not be very gentlemanly, or gentlewomanly, either.”

Photo: Jacques Habbah

Make Hers A Double


Uniform dressing has been the buzzword on the European runways, but that doesn’t mean savvy designers haven’t found ways to tweak the suiting standards. We’re loving Paris’ creative plays on the double-breasted jacket. Stella McCartney sheared the sleeves off of hers to create a sleek camel coat-dress (left). Hussein Chalayan opened his show with several variants of the DB, each one low-slung and low-breaking for a sexier style—our favorite buttons just above the hem (center). And Phoebe Philo, a coat mistress if there is one working today, sent out a trompe l’oeil take at Celine: Hers closed along the far right side, with only a single top button to suggest a right-hand row (right).

Photos: Marcio Madeira /