Céline Fall 2016 - Runway Review
March 7, 2016
It was a beautiful, if fairly straight-forward, collection at the normally thought-provoking Céline show. Silhouettes were, on the whole, loose and relied on voluminous lengths in the pants to produce the effect of swirling and layering. Phoebe Philo’s seasonal collections for Céline are easily among the most coveted by the industry’s female power players.
For fall 2016, Philo played with elongated proportions and thoughtful layering, making for a relaxed collection that still looked polished. Wide-legged silk pants that brushed the floor as models walked were worn underneath ruched satin dresses, oversized oxford shirts, utilitarian vest-like frocks with silver snaps down the center and texturized black knits in a cocoon-like shapes. A number of simple tunics and silk dresses were haphazardly tied up in knots, and cozy turtlenecks were a popular base layer — two styling elements that can instantly give a basic ensemble more intrigue.