The fashion beat goes on with Clare Waight Keller and Phoebe Philo rocking the Parisian rhythms.
Text: Christina Zikou
If I were to choose one or two words to describe Clare Waight Keller’s show for Chloé, I would go straight for “tough elegance”. The creative director of the House presented a beautiful collection, adding to her muses a boyish touch. “It’s about girls who emerge from the uniform. It’s essentially about girls creating independence through the way they dress”, said the designer. Double-faced and pressed wools, tweeds, capes with metal detailing and leather jogging bottoms constituted some of the fashion highlights. Enjoy a playful mix’ n’ match of French couture precision and English-schoolgirl attitude, signed by mastermind Ms. Keller for the Fall/Winter 2013-14.
“It was coming from a place of emotion and intimacy, something instinctive. There was softness and desire, to create something emotionally engaged”, Phoebe Philo said after her show for Céline. The designer imagined the most fashionable triptych of the contemporary Céline woman: sweater, skirt and coat. Smooth, rounded shapes -such as the trumpet skirt-, cozy and warm color palette, extraordinary coats, second-skin leather boots and clutches worn close to the body, contributed to the designer’s vision for Fall/Winter 2013-14. Juergen Teller, the photographer of the House’s campaigns couldn’t have described Ms. Philo’s philosophy better: “Really elegant but weird; almost nerdy but perverse”. Take a look at some of her pieces creating desire, movement and cocoon-enveloping effect.
Photos via style.com and chloe.com