Phoebe Philo, creative director of fashion house Celine, will leave her place in 10 years’ time, the house confirmed to the guardian this afternoon, confirming months of speculation.
Philo said in a statement on the label that working with Celine was “an extraordinary experience”. She added: “I am grateful to be able to work with a very talented and loyal team, and I want to thank everyone who has worked together and talked to me along the way… That’s great.”
Philo is considered to be reversed the fate of the brand, the brand was established in 1945, and in 1996 by Louis vuitton, dior, givenchy and luo wei has such as Louis vuitton, dior, givenchy LVMH and meaning of group purchase. Before she arrived in 2008, including the American designer Michael Kors (Michael Kors), clothing designers come and go, despite the lack of a portrait Philo will in arrived in the influence and trendy brand in the world.
Celine described her design as the aesthetic view of “back to reality”, is famous for its blends art performance and functionality, and then defined luxury fashion to minimize, and stripped, but always be exquisitely executed.
Philo, although individual style is a fierce personal character, but also promote the specific projects become mainstream fashion spirit of the age – the most obvious is when she looked down after exhibition often wear Adidas coach Stan Smith. So, over the past decade, she has had the most influence over our wardrobe (and the global fashion editor).
Philo’s efforts to make the brand’s profit increased by three times, and won her many famous awards, including the British fashion awards in 2010, the British designer, and international awards the CFDA fashion awards.
Bernard Arnault, Louis vuitton’s chairman and chief executive, said today: “the achievement of the past decade has been a pivotal chapter in the history of celine. “We are very grateful to Phoebe for contributing to the great development of this home. The new era of Celine will now begin, and I am confident of the future success of this iconic building. ”
Philo’s next move is unclear, but there are rumours that she will work full-time with her young family in London.
Her successor has not been nominated. So far this year, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, Diane vonFurstenberg’s Jonathan Saunders and Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci have all announced their brand departure and will naturally be seen as an alternative. The internal design team will complete the temporary collection before selecting the new creative director.