Céline Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2014
Phoebe Philo said goodbye to minimalism yesterday with a collection that burst with power, flamboyant color, tribal adornments and artisanal elements.
The bold graphics startled, initially; it felt like an aggressive statement — in a good way. Philo retained her clothes’ inherent refinement while injecting them with a primal energy influenced not only by the creative adornments of exotic, nonspecific cultures, but also by Western graffiti. Philo made it ultracool canada pharmacy and modern.
The color palette had that late-eighties feel of something primary, urgent, graphic.
Philo opened with sturdy elongated, crisp T-shirts and tanks decorated with big, bold painters’ brushstrokes over delicate, breezy pleated skirts, the contrasts of structure and texture creating a fresh silhouette. She widened her stance with oversize tunics and sweaters and added textural diversity with festoons of thick fringing. The bags were fabulous, whether big sacks with endless fringing or big, flat carryalls in bright colors with contrasting linings and metal handles.
In her comment after the show Philo told the press that her collection was about “power to women”.