Celine Fall 2014

I just read through all my previous reviews of Céline and it seems like this might actually be the most disappointing brand ever. Not because the stuff is that bad, it is actually often quite nice, but because it is touted as the best thing ever, and to be perfectly honest, it’s not. It should be (and it sometimes is) that brand that makes classic, modern, perfectly fit clothing that you can wear for decades. But I remember when in an interview Bernard Arnault described Phoebe’s work as “doing a style which is completely in line with our time.” Really? Because last time I checked, dresses with random bits of crap sewn onto it doesn’t resonate with “our time.” And the only women (or busy mothers, like Philo herself) who would actually wear ribbed knit pants are the ones who haven’t ever bought Céline, or any designer brand for that matter. Is this a nice brand? Yes. Is this THE brand who resonates with the modern, fashionable woman? Not always. And certainly not often enough.

I love…

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nice coat, nice dress.

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a simple white coat with a nice little fringe detail.

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furry coat, non-furry collar. It’s opposites!

I loathe…

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this super-unflattering sweater. It doesn’t even look good on the model!

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bits of stuff stitches everywhere? Wasn’t this supposed to be the brand that
women want to wear”? Last time I checked, women didn’t want bits of crap stitched all over their outfit.

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ribbed knit pants. NEVER.

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leopard print coats. There’s a million brands we can go to for this. Céline shouldn’t be one of them.

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  • Dan

    Chloé and Céline represent very similar niches in the market: minimal and quiet luxury. Céline’s fall 2013 show was beautiful, but Philo has been going downhill since then. After seeing Chloé, it seems to fit the bill better…..