PFW S/S13: Celine

Celine S/S 13
Celine S/S 13
Celine S/S 13
Celine S/S 13
Celine S/S 13
Celine S/S 13 Celine S/S 13 Celine S/S 13 Celine S/S 13 Celine S/S 13
By Kristin Knox October 01, 2012
Celine S/S 13
Celine S/S 13
Celine S/S 13
Celine S/S 13
Celine S/S 13
Let it be said for Phoebe Philo that she always knows how to throw one hell of a curve ball, hitting the zeitgeist bang on the must-have head whilst simultaneously delivering something a bit unexpected and out of place to create pieces adored by the fash pack and questioned by the masses. There's nothing an editor loves more than a collection rife with bits both for professional shooting and personal shopping. Straight out of the starting gate was a look that summed up all them major trends of the season at once: a minimalistic black tailored suit, generously relaxed of cut but pristine nonetheless. It all seemed delectably on track. Then, you looked down where something strange, quite literally, was afoot. The model was shod in sort of fur slipper meets Birkenstock made for the ultimate oxymoron manifested into footwear form (tree huggers and mink are generally mutually exclusive). There was Philo's quintessentially English quirk in all its glory and the Twittersphere was quick to coin a new name to suit: "Furkenstock. Look after look reflected the same playful conundrum, wel crafted minimalistic clothes characterised by their "undoneness" best desribed as "slouchy cool." At times, it was almost too much, as a few pairs of the liquid violet satin trousers pooling about the floor and navy cropped cotton layers with dropping sleeves slung haphazardly over voluminous drop waist dresses bordered on sloppy. But for every look that threatened to miss the mark for wont of sizing, there were items that drove home that Celine bottom line of effortless modern chic, the difference from this season as opposed to those past was that you had to actually seek them out from amidst the styling menage. For instance: dresses and tops aggressively twisted and knotted or tied and draped around models' necks to resemble the most sophisticated of DIY-draping (one wondered if there were any seams involved at all), sleevelss tuxedo coats with shining satin lapels, one flowing oversized cream silk trench and a selection of simple yet stunning ankle-length dresses with plunging V mesh paneled inserts slitting down the the navel, revealing just enough of the decolletage below to retain models' modesty but nonetheless stir the imagination. But for all the ready to wear in play, both the good and the bad, there was simply no overlooking that furry footwear. No matter how steel faced the models or severely minimal the clothes, all eyes and Tweets remained fixated on the blurs of sheared mink bathroom slipper and giant yellow fuzzy pumps which made the girls' feet appear disproportionately large in a way that I daresay at times bordered on clown-like. Though the result was a slimmer-looking leg, ankles poking out appeared ever so miniscule and delicate, the element of the ridiculous, however eccentric, felt out of place and almost attention-grabbing gimmicky. Whether the fash pack will go the route of the victim and buy out the lot before the first drop is out simply because they are the latest and greatest from she-who-can-do-no-wrong or the reality of the fur-paux will actually dawn upon them is one that only time and street style blogs will be able to tell.
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