Phoebe Philo to Depart Céline

Her Fall 2018 collection will be the last for the brand.

By: Laurel Pantin

This morning, Business of Fashion confirmed the rumor that Phoebe Philo would be departing Céline as the brand’s creative director, following her Fall 2018 show—which will walk in Paris in February.

“Working with Céline has been an exceptional experience for me these last 10 years,” she was quoted as saying. “I am grateful to have worked with an incredibly talented and committed team and I would like to thank everyone along the way who has been a part of the collaborations and conversations.”

The designer has helmed the brand since 2008 and was responsible for transforming it into one of the most coveted labels, and (some would say) sparking the minimalist moment that dominates much of fashion. Her signature aesthetic (think: Adidas Stan Smiths with a perfect knit turtleneck and wide-leg trousers) and ground-breaking campaigns (remember Joan Didion? And who could forget Daria?) helped shape our ideas of modern feminism, and changed our understanding of “chic.”

While we’re sad to see her go, we can’t wait to see what she does next.


Photo: Getty


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