Celine Pre-Fall 2013: When Tradition Meets Minimalism

Celine’s pre-fall collection for 2013 proves that less is always more. Fashion lovers stay tuned!

Text: Mariannie Samara

In this collection the designer of Celine house, Phoebe Philo, opted for basic colours, structured forms, loose lines and volume in everything. The main characteristic of the collection was the androgynous style that made us think of traditional, sophisticated tailoring. Pantsuits, baggy pants and shirts with imposing collars, came in sharp, clean cuts. There were some pleats as well, in the ultra feminine, ¾  lengthskirts. Some coats were floor length and followed the line of the body, whereas others, were boxie and really oversized. Tweed, leather and fur, all mixed together, but co-existed harmonically.


The colour palette consisted strictly of black and white, but there was also a bit of dusty shades, and there were some details of brown, blue and burgundy. Patterns were chosen only for the draped sari-like blouse.

The accessories that stand out were the pearl buttons in the double breasted suits, that gave a girlie touch to a rather strict look. Another impressive detail were the huge square-shaped buckles of the belts that added luxury to the clothes. Celine outfits were completed with enormouslace wedges or with flat oxford shoes. The straw ethnic hats were another impressive piece.


Innocence, romanticism along with futurism and masculinity; that was the overall aesthetic of the collection. And, naturally, we were carried away…



Photos via: Vogue.com, Fashionologie.com