It was a happy coincidence that Phoebe Philo's latest show for Céline fell on International Women's Day. Just one of the many powerful women in fashion, she proved her skills with yet another hit collection and with her daughter watching on from the front row, it certainly was a day worth celebrating. The designer's outerwear took centre stage, with zebra-printed Crombies, leather trenches with drawstring-cinched waists and padded parkas with peel-away sleeves perfect for mid-seasonal wear. Meanwhile, fur-trimmed coats were ideal for colder climes. Knitwear came ribbed, skinny and slit at the sides but boasted gargantuan cuffs and wide-leg trousers made of thick black and white lace featured see-through panels and flyaway bits of material, almost as if they had been left unfinished. Dresses were varied, from two-tone silk slips to plunging sweater dresses. On the handbag side, the Cabas turned super-size, complete with dual tones and knot detailing while cross body bags that resembled one-shoulder gilets with flowing utility straps are certain to obliterate the term 'arm candy' from the fashion vocabulary. Shoes-wise, there was no reason to rush off the comfy footwear moment the fashion world is enjoying, so Philo presented pristine white sneakers and brown crochet versions of her SS15 block-heeled ballerina slippers.
Who we saw: Jewellery designer and Céline devotee, Gaia Repossi.
What they wore: A black trench, green trousers and a Céline fold-over bag
In a nutshell: Girl power comes with an oversized tote.
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