Last week, the big non-Fashion Week news was Phoebe Philo's Bicyclette collection. Turns out, the original reporters had some incorrect info, so here's the real deal for those who were excited about Phoebe's return: 1. The collection was not designed by Phoebe, but by Ivana Omazic, the designer Phoebe's been hired to replace. Bicyclette marks Ivana's final efforts for Celine. 2. The clothes hit stores in April, not August, so there won't be any designer confusion once Phoebe's Resort collection hits the runway in June. So, bad news: This has nothing to do with Phoebe. Good news: The clothes come even sooner for those dying to have the perfect outfit in which to circle Nolita looking for Scott. That is all.
Céline Releases "Five Perfect Trousers" Capsule Collection
It might sound presumptuous to design a piece of clothing and deem it "perfect" but not if you're Phoebe Philo. The Céline designer has released a capsule collection, straightforwardly named "Five Perfect Trousers." And they really are sleek minimalist perfection. According to Céline, five pairs of pants is all you need. Her capsule collection comprises a high-waisted wide leg pair in white revived from the label's archives, a pleated tapered pair, a men’s straight leg (our personal favorite), a cropped tube leg, and a flat-front tapered leg. "There is no shortcut to making an excellent pair of trousers, which is what makes them so rare," the label wrote in a release about the collection, according to Vogue UK. "It takes a commitment to technique, a deep knowledge of tailoring and understanding of how to elongate differing female body-alignments. Then, there is the critical element: the fashion informed judgment which makes a proportion right, so it synchs effortlessly with a shoe, a top, a jacket for today." Fingers crossed for a five perfect tops collection, followed by a five perfect jackets collection, and the ability to afford any of it... Behold the pants perfection.