Celine Spring Summer 2012 Review

Phoebe Philo's spring collection was another direct statement to minimalism and modern women who don't fuck around and have better things to do than spend entire evenings planning the following day's outfit. Anna Dello Russo would be the perfect example of someone who is not the Celine woman.
Philo had her interpretation of the peplum that was echoed in the shape of the opening coats. The coats had pockets flaring outward with military pocket flaps. 
Most looks were accompanied by a wide belt and altered the silhouette depending on their placement. Some cinched the waist while others were slung low on trousers for an androgynous work look. Some critics are calling Philo out on the wide belts as a reference to Rei Kawakubo's spring 2011 collection which I'm not entirely sure about. Maybe. Otherwise this was a cool collection reinforcing Celine's lightning quick ascent to one of the top shows of the season. 

Left: Celine spring 2012. Right: Comme Des Garcons spring 2011. Copycat? Or is a wide belt just a wide belt?


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