Paris Fashion Week: Celine Autumn/Winter 15
Phoebe Philo appears to be approaching the concept of Autumn/Winter with a more fluid and non-conformist philosophy. There were some wrap-up-warm pieces in this season's Céline collection, and fur trims (more on those later) but there were plenty of bare shoulders, even on puffy coats, and floaty strappy dresses. This collection seemed to represent the year round requirements of a complete wardrobe for the woman who loves to work as much as travel, and who is likely to need something to wear in the winter sun breaks as much as the winter chill.
Starting with the warmth – coats came in creamy and buttery shades as well as black. Some were waist cinchers with details of exposed contrast stitching, and wide fur cuffs and collars. These were perhaps the odd ones out, in the sense that this form fitting silhouette faded away through most of the rest of the collection, looser fitting relaxed styles were more prominent. An asymmetric poncho in oatmeal and black exemplified this, and was worn over a loose mid-length dress.
The most inventive accessory was the felt bag, worn like a concealed holster, with loose fly away ribbon falling diagonally across the body. An emblem of the relaxed, fly away attitude of the collection. Strappy dresses reflected the same nonchalant attitude, with stitched cups and wide ribbon straps, the dresses had reams of fly way ribbons falling from the shoulders down the back. These gave a distinctly carefree summer vibe. White wedge sneakers were the staple shoe helping to contribute to the summary atmosphere, and to reassure the nonchalant aesthetic.