celine’s pre-fall 2013 collection

I can’t remember when my obsession with Phoebe Philo started, but I can remember why. I was still in high school researching the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and came across her name via Stella Mc Cartney, whom she was working alongside at Chloé as her design assistant. It fascinated me that this young duo were at the helm of Parisian fashion house Chloé, but for some unknown reason, probably because she is pretty, I found myself really taking to Phoebe Philo. 
Since 2006, when she resigned from Chloé I haven’t heard her name all that much, so when in 2008 she took over as creative director at Céline, my quiet obsession with Ms Philo began again… and rightfully so. Everything she has done at Céline to date has been modern, elegant, covetable and timeless. Just look at Céline’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Could this not be the most modern, intelligent, brilliant collection ever? Look at the shoes. How is one supposed to live without those large gold buckled belts and why on earth is my life not made up of this collection?

Images via WWD
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