Fell in place between the departure of beloved Phoebe Philo and arrival of Heidi Slimane, "Fall 2018" collection embodied everything the former creative director had been doing for CELINE for nearly a decade: masculine femininity and minimalistic with innovative details. Oversized button-up jacket with big sleeves, clean-cut coat, tailored pantsuit, signature drapey trench coat and turtleneck sweater dress. Colors were neutral, as always, with main pieces done in warm browns, burgundy, black and blue with pops of mustard yellow and bright red. Details include gathering parts of a sweater with white/gold bangles, exaggerated collars on coats and abstract prints.
Staying true to its concept of "less but excellent", CELINE crafts timefeless pieces that are modern, clean-cut and elegant, from quality materials that last a lifetime. Collection after collection, the French fashion house plays on beautiful contrasts: feminine yet masculine, dramatic shoulders with small waists, crisp trousers and flowy hems. While at a glance, CELINE items may seem minimalistics and basic, with more careful attention, one can see that each piece has an element of innovative surprise. This attention to detail is something the brand prouds itself and it is what its fans, who are stylish working women, yearn for. Comfortable and wearable are also the key to CELINE designs; while being luxurious and high-fashion, every item on the runway can be imagined worn by everyday women.