I have to admit that when Céline’s Spring 2014 collection first came down the runway, my eyes were confused. The design house, under the direction of Phoebe Philo, had come to be known for taking clean lines and simplicity to new heights. Céline was synonymous with minimalist perfection (normally in solid, classic colors), and I, for one, loved it.
So when models came down the runway wearing clashing prints in bright primary hues, I wasn’t sure what to make of them. The collection was such a departure from previous ones, that I wasn’t sure how I felt about it.
But that’s where all the months in between fashion shows and the clothes going to market can be helpful. The lag time can help one’s mind wrap around any newness and see the inspiration behind them. Philo credited Parisian street art among her inspirations. Her graffiti-like prints brought her collection to life in more ways than one.
And so here I am, five months later, in full on swoon for these pieces that didn’t make full sense to me when I first laid eyes upon them. This photo in Marie Claire Italia helped cement my growing love for the collection. The movement, combination of patterns and colors (including the cool painted jewelry), worn by a model exhibiting the joy inherent in the clothes (as opposed to the dour looks normally worn on fashion runways) really helped bring it all together for me.
What do you think of this look? Did you love it straight from the runway, or did it take time to make sense to you (or is it just not your jam either way)? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Happy Monday to you!
Photo Source: Marie Claire Italia (via Isioma Style Report)