It’s the end of an era. After nearly a decade as Céline’s creative director, designer Phoebe Philo has left the brand. In her absence, the Céline studio designed the fall 2018 collection, which was obviously very much inspired by the aesthetic Philo created, even if it wasn’t guided by her directly.
Philo announced her intent to leave Céline in December of last year and it was announced last month that Hedi Slimane would be taking over for her as the brand’s new creative, artistic, and image director. Slimane and Philo have vastly different fashion viewpoints and there has been much hand-wringing since the announcement about what will happen to her much-loved aesthetic and the unique and powerful brand she built around it. Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure: Phoebe Philo, you will be missed. Oh, so missed.
NOTE: A previous version of this story stated that this collection was designed by Philo. The collection was actually designed by the Céline studio and this article has been altered to reflect that.