Posted on January 23rd 2014 by
Daria Werbowy and Julia Nobis are featured in these two contrasting photographs for the latest Céline Campaign. Although Phoebe Philo surprised many with her spring/summer 2014 collection, marked by vibrant colors and heavy brushstrokes, it now feels as authentically Céline as the minimalist cuts she reworked for years. The color palette has a late-eighties feel of something primary, urgent, and graphic with an artistic twist. In the primal black and white graffiti inspired images of street art found in the city of Paris there was a distinct clue to the mood of the collection. Enlarged strokes and squiggles dominated in tailored mannish coats and t-shirt shapes over striped sun-ray pleats. The fabric experimentation gave the illusion of the clothing having a real third dimension. The Céline woman became more intriguing this time around, the collection is easily wearable and has a little bit of sartorial colorful spunk to it.
There’s always a new pair of overpriced shoes we’re looking to covet when a new season approaches that our closets will be grateful for but our wallets surely won’t. Come spring I’ll be taking the plunge by purchasing the medieval meets modernist mule with the circular heel.
In a multitude of vivid abstract prints and what seems to be wearable art, the Céline woman sets out to breakaway from conventional fashion boundaries.
Bravo Phoebe Philo, bravo.
Photographed by Juergen Teller for Céline Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign