The makeup look at Céline was as eye-popping as the graphic prints and bold colors in the collection — literally. The models' hairstyles were pulled back to show off their faces, which were painted with thick, dark brows and a streak of color across the eyelids to complement the colorful clothing. Other models had calligraphic waves for brows, and some models also had wet, waved fringe to accent their bold eye makeup. The rest of their faces were left bare to really let the eyes do the talking.
Céline said goodbye to Fall's minimalism at today's Spring 2014 show. Exploring the label's sportier side, Phoebe Philo's vibrant collection exploded with high-contrast prints (on everything from slouchy coats to sneakers) and primary colors as far as the eye could see!
Back to those shoes, the geometric slip-ons were destined for next year's street style stars as were the collection's unmissable cuffs and swinging fringe bags.
Polling all city girls: on your way to work today, we're willing to bet you spotted at least one Céline luggage tote. Yes? The roomy designer bag has become so ubiquitous, it's almost impossible to make your way anywhere in our homebase of Manhattan without spotting at least one. With a fresh season upon us, inquisitive fashion minds are beginning to wonder . . . what's the next big thing?
We already gave you a forecast into the next Isabel Marant boot about to take the streets by storm. Now, we've perused Céline's site for a preview of the bags you'll be seeing on the arms of cool girls worldwide.
- Philip Treacy has designed a capsule collection of children's hats to celebrate the opening of the Sensatori Resort in Turkey. [Vogue UK]
- Did Phoebe Philo copy a coat by Geoffrey Beene for her Céline Fall 2013 collection? [Garmento]
- The installations for the upcoming exhibit Punk: From Chaos to Couture are rumored to include a 40-foot-long styrofoam statue of Vivienne Westwood, which will be decorated with cellphone-generated graffiti. [The New Yorker]
- Nanette Lepore will draw upon the prints and details of her ready-to-wear collection to inspire her first line of home goods, set to debut this Fall. [WWD]
- Naomi Campbell is bringing The Face to the UK. [FabSugar UK]
- Meanwhile, Kate Moss has unveiled a sequin-embellished presentation box she designed for restaurant chain Sushi Stop. [WWD]
- Cass Bird summers at sea in J.Crew's vintage-inspired video for its Spring 2013 collection. [Fashion Copious]
Source: Courtesy of Philip Treacy
Work, work, work. That seems to be where Phoebe Philo's head was while designing her Fall 2013 collection for Céline: on how to make it easier for her customers with full-time jobs and even fuller lives to get dressed in the morning. And while she cast away the impractical — if entertaining — fur booties and slippers she showed for Spring, she continued to build on last season's soft tailoring.
That meant the cuts in this offering were languid and generous. Pastel-colored coats with huge lapels and rounded shoulders looked cozy, while circle skirts, dresses, and warm knits looked easy to slip into. But Philo always finds a way to make a statement, and she did that by tying her models up in the sleeves of a few coats and dresses. Perhaps that was a word of caution to her customers: do your job well, but don't let it swallow you.
Minimalist master Phoebe Philo cut Céline's Fall 2013 lineup with a cooler eye, creating clean lines with just the right measure of detail. Attention to structure and the architecture of separates are what makes the collection sing — and makes women want to wear it. Skirts this season come with more femininity, fitted throughout the hips but flared, trumpet style, at the knees and paired with boxy turtleneck tops and calf-high booties.
It's that cool and wearable brand of androgyny — carried in a minimalist palette, the construction, and Philo's take on plaids. Tartan coats are delivered with modesty and ease in oversize proportions and layered over thigh-high boots, for the more sophisticated customer than those drawn to the punk plaids on other Fall runways. The artfully wrapped sleeves constructed on coats and dresses, too, is a much more polished nod to the shirt tied at the waist from our '90s days.
Before slipping into her black Saint Laurent gown at the Golden Globes, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley showed off her new leopard Céline tote while doing a little shopping at Fred Segal in West Hollywood over the weekend. If you recall, we crowned Céline's luggage tote the handbag of the year for 2012 not too long ago. We're smitten with the model's new purse and we also love that she matched it with a green military jacket — the colors played off one another quite beautifully. Rosie then finished her look off with skinny jeans, black booties, and a beige sweater. Mimic this ensemble by wearing a leopard bag with a green military jacket for your next shopping outing.
Phoebe Philo toyed with traditional ideas of shape, proportion, and tailoring in her Pre-Fall 2013 collection. She started off with double-breasted suits that borrowed largely from conventional menswear tropes but finished them with decidedly feminine pearl buttons. Other details, like golden belt buckles the size of small books and saddle shoes turned into soaring platform wedges, were just as eye-catching. But the oversize jackets — made large by inflating shoulder seams and lapels — may have been this offering's most striking statement.
Photo courtesy of Céline
Kim Kardashian headed to lunch in Miami showing off new fashion-forward pants: these Helmut Lang black and white drawstring trousers ($264, originally $378). Up top she wore a black tee and a black shawl-collar blazer, and on bottom her trusty caged Givenchy sandals. Rounding out her black-and-white style were black flat-top Céline sunglasses and diamond stud earrings. Score Kim's exact trousers now to wear with a button-down and pumps at work, then with a tank and leather jacket for a night out.