The Céline Spring/Summer 2014 collection is a bold move away from what we’ve come to expect from Phoebe Philo since she launched her first Céline collection. Known more for her minimalistic, clean linear lines, the Spring 2014 collection is energetic and bold.
Citing Italian photographer Brassai’s images of 1930’s graffiti as inspiration, the collection features bright hand painted brush strokes and abstract prints. The combination gives a graphic and energetic feel, while the architectural silhouettes maintains Céline’s signature chic clean style.
The collection features black squiggles and splashy brush strokes hand-painted onto shawl collared belted coats. Primary-bright red and yellow coloured long tunic dresses and oversized knitted jumpers. Tunics and jumpers are mid thigh in length and are worn over longer fuller skirts, some in a loose crochet that resembles fisherman’s netting. Others are in filmy, pleated tulle that go all the way towards the calves, a look that will be a bit harder to pull on shorter Asian girls.
With a strong ‘80’s vibe the collection strike just the right balance of creativity and wearability and show a far more daring Céline aesthetic than we’ve seen before.
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