Back to Loewe (no, this is no mistake :)). Having written about the artificial 80s proportions -the other end of the trend line – at Balenciaga, we’re back to simple softer lines, colors and fabrics with Celine. As it turned out, Anna Wintour’s personal favorite were the before mentioned Loewe and this particular Celine show.
Because they’re no frill simple. True that, there are no unnecessary bells and whistles here, no prints, no embellishments or sequins, no logos at all, despite the fact we’ve been living in a maximalised, full with logos world for a while (again). I think this is a personal choice though, you either love these or not, and it’s lucky we’re not the same, but the effects of ruling trends are undeniable.
On the other hand, I get what she meant. Despite simplicity, this show isn’t boring either. Not at all, moreover it feels fresh and exciting again, the Phoebe Philo we love and want all the time. Ok, there could be no denying on the Gvasalia effect. The stranger color combos, the deconstructed or interesting tailoring, layers upon layers, mismatched shoes, strappy sandals over tights, these are all indicators that Gvasalia has indeed started something, something great which is and will be defying the present and future fashion too.
But what is more important right now; my beloved Phoebe Philo is back, and even though she got a lot of new inspiration, she didn’t forget how to be herself. And this infusion is the best what has happened at Celine recently.
I think highest fashion is what is the most strangest and exciting to our eyes, something which we love in theory, on the runway or others, but we’re still afraid to wear. And if we’ve missed it, we missed the level of highest fashion too. Not that we have to be on that level all the time. 🙂
Photos via vogue.co.uk