The rumors are true—Phoebe Philo is officially returning to the fashion world. It’s the moment that all #oldceline lovers have been waiting for since the revolutionary Céline designer left her role as artistic director back in 2018. After there has been such a thirst for Philophiles to fill the void for the iconic aesthetic, Philo will be launching a brand under her own name, and by her own rules.
The 48-year-old British fashion designer eponymous label will include both clothing and accessories (which we can only assume will nod at her signature aesthetic we all adore.) Philo’s has championed a generation of chic cool girls with her unique style not once but twice during her tenures at Celine and Chloe. So naturally, her return must mean she has something thrilling up her sleeve that just maybe the answer to what post-pandemic fashion will look like.
“Being in my studio and making once again has been both exciting and incredibly fulfilling,” Philo said in the announcement shared with GRAZIA. “I am very much looking forward to being back in touch with my audience and people everywhere.”
Phoebe Philo the brand will be partially backed by French luxury conglomerate LVMH (the designers’ former employer) reserving Philo to have full creative control over her brand. The brand is set to launch in 2022 with its first collection and will most likely be based out of London where Philo calls home. Her influence still flows through the industry through designers that worked under her in their early days, including Daniel Lee, creative director of Bottega Veneta, and Peter Do.
We’re eagerly waiting on the edge of our chairs as more information is disclosed and first looks at the Phoebe Philo debut collection. In the meantime, ahead, Grazia revisited some of her most iconic looks from #oldceline that we’ll never fully be over.