Sunday, February 20, 2011

je veux Céline

                               Celine spring-summer 2011                    3.1 Phillip Lim fall-winter 2011

     Since Phoebe Philo returned to French label, Celine, from maternity leave, the fashion crowd has gone wild over her.  Ms. Philo's minimalist approach to design not only resulted in clean, effort-less pieces all women love to wear-- for work and for the weekend, but also became influential this season to New York designers who embraced her line of thinking. 
     Several looks appearing in Phillip Lim's fall-winter 2011 collection showed the extent of Ms. Philo's influence.  Mr. Lim combined brown leather with ultramarine blue in a sporty top, paired with white trousers.  The message is clear: clean, minimalist sportswear in leather with new color pairings.
     Celine's spring collection exhibited a similar look-- pairing a blue cotton shirt with brown leather skirt.  The brown leather displays a certain toughness, but its effect softened by the lightness of the cotton top.

Celine Spring-summer 2011
3.1 Phillip Lim Fall-winter 2011

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