The Great Designers: Phoebe Philo for Chloè
It's Wednesday and you know what it means: time for a designer spotlight! Today I am going to introduce the incredible and talented woman behind the gorgeous Chloè collections since 2001. She was born in the city of love and fashion Paris and graduated in one of the best fashion schools in the world - Central Saint Martins. Phoebe Philo has improved the brand's youthful and feminine reputation - delicate vintage style camisole tops and sexy trousers are signatures. Her undeniable talent is the reason the designer picked up a British Designer of the Year prize in 2004 and is now at the helm of a bona fide success story.
Phoebe Philo says that her signature designs cannot really be summed up. It's a little bit of everything but what she loves most are probably the trousers because they "do give a lovely bottom." Often her favorite pieces are the least commercial ones. The designer describes her work as work in progress and her ultimate goal is to enjoy it and everything else in her life. She says that designing can be relentless sometimes but when it's good, it's great and that is what keeps her going. Luckily! When she's designing she has on her mind people ho inspire her and seeing someone who she really loves and respects wearing something she created can really move her.
The greatest influence to Philo's career have been the relationships she has with her friends and family, the life in cube and unexpectedly learning to bogle. She says she's trying not to assess too much because things are just the way they are and a little bit of everything is good. The most important lesson Phoebe Philo has ever learned is one that everyone should sooner or later learn: Don't fuck with people.
"I'm inspired by sunsets, sunrises, being with horses and love." ~ Phoebe Philo
Here are some pictures of my favorite pieces and details of the Chloè's fall 2011 runway! I just love the soft fabrics combined with leather, the mix of creamy and bright colors and the edgy but soft and elegant femininity in every single outfit!
Sorry for the overload of pictures I just couldn't make a choice. The last outfit is my favorite! I love the princes like soft feminine look! What piece do you like most?
To see the entire collection click here. You can also use the timeline bellow to see pictures from other runways.
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