It's official – the debut collection from Phoebe Philo has dropped. Céline’s former Creative Director unveiled the first instalment from her long-awaited, eponymous collection on 30th October.
As expected, there are more than enough luxurious knits (styled with Philo's signature hair tuck), maxi coats and chunky gold jewellery to satisfy devotees of 'Old Céline', the moniker given to the collections released during Philo’s tenure, from 2008 to 2017. In addition, sartorial palate cleansers come in the form of shoe boots with 2010s-inspired, tapered heels, tailored trousers with frothy, hand-combed trims, and 'Mum'-linked bracelets and necklaces.
Philo’s Céline was understated but elegantly so, identifiable only to those in the know and perfectly palatable to everyone else. Think well-crafted wool coats, menswear-inspired shirting, hair nonchalantly tucked into knits, and simple white trainers. It wouldn’t be too bold a statement to say Philo invented 'quiet luxury', so the launch of her own brand is perfectly timed.
Never underestimate the devotion of a Philophile; just 24 hours after the collection launched on phoebephilo.com, most of the pieces are sold out. If you want to secure one of the remaining oversized totes, roll neck knits or a pair of sculptural shoes, you'll have to be quick.
If you missed out on the object of your desire, fear not. To celebrate Philo's return to fashion, we've rounded up the most covetable 10 pre-loved pieces from Phoebe Philo-era Céline that you can shop now. Hair tuck optional, but recommended.
Shop our favourite 'Old Céline' pieces, pre-loved:
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Natalie Hughes is Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK. She has worked as a fashion journalist and content consultant for 15 years, crafting copy and content for magazines and brands including Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Net-a-Porter, Who What Wear, Matches, Glamour, and more.
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