CELINEParis is such a breath of fresh air during fashion month because we are treated to a generous deal of clean and almost purified elegance. Philo's FW13 collection was no exception, with incredibly well-cut circle skirt hems in a washed palette of beige-pink and the basic yet sophisticated silhouettes. The ingenious illusion of a tied coat over the bodice of the fifth look was amazing, as was the array of plaids and tartans on tailored separates. Can we talk about the boxy cropped tee in the fourth look?! Also, major accessory love with the clutches and chokers.
Leave it to the Japanese creatives in Paris to excel in the area of volume. Rounded silhouettes fluctuated elegantly between body-hugging and exaggerating in a single garment, exuding an emboldened drama all in an incredible palette of fire engine red, cobalt, and icy blues. The range of size in the graphic details (those huge stripes and dots to the smaller patterns) was also very interesting.
I admire Yamamoto for his dexterity with black. However, it was a pleasant surprise to see some real colors in the collection. First, the intensely engineered construction of the 3-D pyramidal structures all over that black dress is mind-boggling (wearing it would be comparable to wearing a piece of art!) Also, the ruching/minute pleating and sheer complexity of the interwoven construction of the last blue and rust dress is something to appreciate.