Paris Fashion Week: Celine F/W 2013
After last season's slouchy-chic, Celine's Phoebe Philo upped the elegance to deliver a beautiful play of lines, but one that lost none of her soft touch. For those with a penchant for loose, structured geometry the Paris ready-to-wear show had plenty to offer. That included wide horizontal bands of fabric, streamlined plunging lapels, triangular wide temple guard sleeves, and large angular collars. Relaxed was the word - like a series of clever, knee length sleeveless dresses. Technically, they weren't actually sleeveless: faux sleeves were wrapped around the torso, like a belt. The arms were folded in dishabille resignation, as if to say: I know I'm stylish, but I don't need to prove it. The collection shows the influential London designer at the top of her game.