Philophiles, rejoice. Rumor has it the former Celine (er, Céline) designer could be staging a comeback.
Apparently, sources close to the British designer have said she’s got her own line in the works—one that’s eco-friendly and focused on wardrobe essentials—and has been interviewing designers for her team. This possibility checks out, as some say Philo had already been working on her own label between her departure from Chloé in 2006 and arrival at Celine in 2008. Others have mentioned she could potentially take on a position at the house of Azzedine Alaïa.
Whatever path she takes, her potential return to fashion will surely be a welcome one. Her decade-long tenure at Celine solidified her as one of the most important womenswear designers in fashion. Her aesthetic was a unique brand of aloof minimalism that was deeply desirable, with the kind of understated luxury we’ve yet to see again (though Daniel Lee’s appointment at Bottega Veneta is close). To say there’s been a Philo-shaped hole in fashion is an understatement; the countless Instagram accounts dedicated to her vision are a testament to that.
Since her exit from Celine two years ago, Philo has been largely removed from the industry. Here’s hoping this explains the reason for her absence, though it’s important to note this is purely speculation. If you’ll recall, Philo’s name was once linked to Chanel and Burberry. Nevertheless, between this and Raf Simons’ potential appointment at Miu Miu, the fashion calendar could be rattled—big time.END
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