Phoebe Philo has officially left Céline after spending 10 years as the company’s creative director. Philo came to Céline in 2008 and during the 10 years of her “rein”, she made the company a synonym for professional, minimalist chic style.
We know a Céline girl when we see her – casual trench coats and handbags give her away. The fashion brand was a leader when it came to handbags for this past decades, and many tried to copy them with more or less success.
Philo studied fashion design at Central Saint Martins where she graduated in 1996. In 1997, she started working for Chloé, where she stayed until 2006. She became a creative director of the company in 2001, when Stella McCartney left to found her own brand.
Everybody’s wondering where will Phoebe go after this, but the question is still without an answer. The only info she gave away was that she’s “glad not to think about work for a while.”
Céline will present the pre-fall 2018 collection in Paris in January, rounding up Phoebe’s work. Another thing that’s still unknown is who will take over the position of creative director after Phoebe.