Not only JW Anderson (here and here) started the creation process at simplicity, calmness and optimistic, but Phoebe Philo too, when she stated the following not so long ago: “I wanted it to look optimistic. It felt personal to me. I felt like celebration. If there is anything to say at the moment, let it be with love. Let it be joyful. I couldn’t think of anything else to talk about other than something that felt joy.”
Now I’ve been thinking about her statement, and while I’m not exactly sure what joy means to her, I have some ideas. First of all, oversized everything, where one can feel powerful, comfy and cozy at the same time. Then playful details, like tassels so long, I’d be afraid when I’d fall over by stepping on them, little feathers attached to all over the fabric or a midi dress covered by sequins. And then – of course -, the feeling of wearing Celine which indicates the person not only have money to spend but taste too. And this is joyful thing by itself, although I doubt she had this one in mind while creating. 🙂
What she had though is, “When it’s raining, sometimes I’ll put my coat over my shoulders with my bag underneath to protect it.”, which is the exact answer to our questions about the ‘double coat’ – a two in one thing, joined at the hem, with a cape-like layer worn over a coat. A bit onion-y if you ask me and cannot imagine how practical it can be, but I have no doubt we’ll see them a lot on the streets, wearing by fashionistas, in the near future. After all, we’re still speaking about a Celine piece from the genius Phoebe Philo here.
Have a great weekend!
Photos via vogue.co.uk