Top image: Celine SS17. Photography by Sam Nixon, fashion by Alison Marie Isbell
Phoebe Philo will leave next year after a ten year tenure, FW18 will be the designer’s final collection for the brand.
Reinvigorating Céline with her minimal design codes, the CSM-graduate’s time with the Parisian fashion house has been as popular as it’s been critically acclaimed. “Working with Céline has been an exceptional experience for me these last 10 years,” the designer in a statement via on 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.”
“What Phoebe has accomplished over the past ten years represents a key chapter in the history of Céline,” said LVMH chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault. “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.”
According to WWD, the label’s interim collections will be designed by Céline teams and Philo will not be working at any other labels in the near future – despite rumours of her taking over from Christopher Bailey at Burberry.