We're almost at the end of the last leg of fashion's most exhausting calendar month.. But don't kick off your Stella McCartney flatforms just yet, we still have a long way to go by way of Hedi, Karl and Nicolas. Before we let the males go head to head, let's talk about my two favourite shows of yesterday, presented by two of the industry's most inspirational women.
Céline SS15 via Style.com
The woman, the icon, Phoebe Philo. I could wax lyrical about my love for Phoebe and her design aesthetic. Only Phoebe can create this minimalism coupled with intricate details that just free flow like a stream of consciousness. The smooth blend of clean lines and tight knits undone by a mass of fringing and loose cutaway sleeves allows for power dressing with a twist, awash with a smattering of signature Philo print for good measure. This time, gone are the artistic brush strokes of SS14, in favour of florals and the cross pollination (excuse the pun) of the ditsy and the bold. Something that works against the minimal silhouettes of Philo's design and is a soft accent to the cream, black and navy that will fly out come next season.
I'll take the knitted fringe dress in both colours. Or maybe just the whole collection, natch.
Chloé SS15 via Style.com
A successor of Philo at Chloé, Clare Waight Keller has transformed the label in her own right to create an ethereal angelic aesthetic symbolic of the brand. Chloe is a brand that everybody wants a piece of, right down to the fragrances, and the SS15 collection is sure to shoot to the top of wish lists across the world. Boasting fans including Rosie H-W and Clemence Poesy, it's natural that the collection would harbour the stuff of dreams, but Waight Keller surpassed expectations with luxe broderie anglais boho sundresses and seventies reworked suede short suits. It was like watching a revamp of Love Story at Coachella that was just incredible.
But can we talk about that loungewear as outerwear set? WOW!