Revered British designer Phoebe Philo to launch eponymous new label

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

Phoebe Philo’s eye for sharp, understated magnificence has made the British designer a revered title in style. Now, after a three-year hiatus, she is returning to the {industry}.

Philo introduced the transfer July 12. “Being in my studio and making once again has been both exciting and incredibly fulfilling,” she mentioned in an announcement. “I am very much looking forward to being back in touch with my audience and people everywhere.”

Her rally comes within the type of an eponymous new label backed by luxurious conglomerate LVMH. In an announcement to WWD, LVMH chairman and CEO, Bernard Arnault, known as Philo as “one of the most talented designers of our time.”

Fashion fanatics have been following Philo’s work for 20 years. In 2001, Philo took over from Stella McCartney as inventive director of luxurious French style home Chloé. She migrated to Céline in 2008, by which era she had a cult following in tow.

Her departure from the storied label in 2017 left followers of Philo’s work reeling. One devoted member of the Philo fandom even created the Instagram account @OldCéline (which now boasts over 377,000 followers), as a visible eulogy commemorating Philo’s decade-long tenure on the model.
Céline's Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection show in Paris.

Céline’s Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear assortment present in Paris. Credit: Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images

Philo’s time at Céline gave a brand new that means to glamour. Far from gaudy glitz, she fostered a brand new mode of dressing constructed on the rules of minimalism, tailoring and easy stylish. And her affect on womenswear has been far-reaching. Despite Philo’s effectively documented tackle traits (in an interview with Vogue in 2009 she mentioned: “it felt better for me to work on an idea of a wardrobe than too much trend. I worked hard to create things that stand the test of time”) her easy, refined designs have spawned a thousand copycats throughout quick style retailers.

But the designer’s attraction is industry-recognized, too. In 2005 and 2010, Philo received Designer of the Year on the British Fashion Awards, and in 2011 she was awarded the International Award on the CFDA Fashion Awards.

“I am very happy to partner with Phoebe on her entrepreneurial adventure,” Arnault mentioned in his assertion.

Top picture: Phoebe Philo on the 2017 runway present for Céline’s Spring/Summer ready-to-wear assortment in Paris.

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