Even after five years since Phoebe Philo stepped down as Celine’s creative director, this much sought-after brand echoes her irreplaceable aesthetic of minimalism. With her deconstructed sophistication, restrained glamour, and subtle femininity, Philo reigned an era of fashion undisputedly, so much so that when she decided to say farewell to the French luxury brand, Instagram flooded with the question – What will we wear now?
Of course, Philophiles found the answer in Celine merchandise that by some means reflects her aesthetics. If you are traveling on the same bandwagon, find below select pieces from the Business of Preloved Fashion that’ll appease your thirst for minimalism.
Designed by Phoebe Philo in 2011, the Celine Box bag offers an impressive marriage of subtle luxury and contemporary style. It was an instant success becoming a conspicuous arm-candy throughout the fashion world. The Box bag is a charmer whose beauty grows on you gradually; also the reason why even after a decade, it is one of the best-selling styles by the brand.
A streamlined silhouette is thoughtfully juxtaposed with refined details in this Celine handbag, and the exotic construction recalls the exquisite craftsmanship that this brand is known for. In black, this bag is executed in exotic python skin with a structured shape enhanced beautifully with polished gold-tone hardware. The colour palette is extremely balanced and classic, facilitating the minimalism we’re hankering for. Additionally, this Celine bag for women is quite pragmatic, with a well-organised interior featuring two compartments, a zip pocket, and slip pockets. The long shoulder strap highlights the bag’s transformative power – style it either over the shoulder or across the body.
Another gorgeous manifestation of Celine’s minimalistic charm is this pair of pumps. Poised and androgynous, these pumps by Celine are truly a versatile closet player. A classic loafer silhouette in smooth leather brings modern femininity, while the monochromatic colour palette evokes a vintage flair. Recalling the contemporary elements of a characteristic women’s pump are the relaxed pointed toes and high heels. With a comfortable insole and a sturdy outsole, this pair conforms to the form-follows-function rule. We are already dreaming of wearing these beauties with everything from tailored pants to cropped jeans and bodycon dresses.
Celine works up this pair of sunglasses with nominal adornments and a classic hue that exudes a modest style and a statement effect at once. These sunglasses are the solution to any fashion emergency with exaggerated sides touched by gold-toned hardware details and a smartly-cut frame. This pair belongs to any ensemble. Wear them with dramatically printed co-ords to balance the look or with neutrals to add some character; pairing them with breezy beachwear or active sportswear will render an equally cool style.
Bringing an aesthetically-pleasing juxtaposition of materials and hues, this pair of Celine sandals for women elevates any outfit without being overpowering – a strength possessed by many Celine pieces. From the suede straps that support the toes to the smooth leather cutout counters and ankle straps and the colourblocked insoles, the overall appeal is refined. The block metal heels and the square toes are something to write home too. Style them with feminine dresses, sharp skirts, and statement trousers.