Overheard & Read Once: Phoebe Philo

NYTimes Magazine Portrait. Céline top. Philo's own earrings. Photograph by Karim Sadli. Styled by Joe McKenna.

"The idea that quiet fashion now conveys power is ironic, given that for years that spot has been defined by bright colors, broad shoulders, wide lapels, cinched waistlines — caricatures of exaggerated severity. Since Philo took over as creative director of Céline six years ago, she has consistently designed collections that have changed the course of fashion, steering women toward a more classic and practical way of dressing. There are many designers who make beautifully constructed clothes of the highest quality, Philo among them. But her specialness lies in synthesizing how women want to dress with how they actually live their lives. And how we want to see ourselves: sophisticated, knowledgeable, not victimized by fashion." - Whitney Vargas on Phoebe Philo

 

Phoebe Philo is the creative director for Céline, a French luxury brand whose clothes influenced by Philo's code of quality, honest, and real clothing, has made the line a respected and desired brand of simplicity and luxury for today's modern woman. Philo directs the brand from London, makes her family a top priority, refuses to join facebook, and sticks to a classic code of imaginative but real design. Her clothes are desired and admired the world round.

Photograph by Karim Sadli. Styled by Joe McKenna. Featured in New York Times Magazine