Rumors speculated a few months ago that Phoebe Philo, creative director of Céline, would be leaving the fashion house. Well, as WWD pointed out this morning, the news is officially confirmed—the F/W 18 collection (which will present in March) will be the last from the iconic designer.
“Working with Céline has been an exceptional experience for me these last 10 years,” she wrote in a statement seen by WWD. “I am grateful to have worked with an incredibly talented and committed team and I would like to thank everyone along the way who has been part of the collaborations and conversations … it’s been amazing.” As WWD further pointed out, LVMH Chief Executive Bernard Arnault shared his sentiments as well. “What Phoebe has accomplished over the past 10 years represents a key chapter in the history of Céline,” he told WWD. “We are very grateful to Phoebe for having contributed to the great momentum of this maison. A new era of development for Céline will now start and I am extremely confident in the future success of this iconic maison.”
Responsible for her unique spin on minimalistic dressing and for designing some of the most covetable bags in fashion, she will always continue to influence our style. We’re looking forward to seeing what she does next.
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