What if we told you Phoebe Philo, the former Céline creative director, was in charge of filling the streets with the oldies (but goodies) Stan Smith? This British fashion designer made us start daydreaming with mules and granny shoes and many other statement pieces during her 11 years of leading the brand. She even introduced us to those hairy flip-flops that we all initially hated and now love and desire. Phoebe Philo was born to British parents in Paris, but grew up in London and has been delighting us with some of her most in vogue creations ever, for the last years under the name of the French house, Céline.
Sadly the very well respected brand and the rest of the fashion world will have to say goodbye to its creative director after so many years of success. For this reason, we thought it might be interesting to make a quick trip into the past to remind ourselves of some of the most stunning pieces that the Londoner made us want to wear throughout these years, even without being present on social media channels until February of 2017. Eventually, a vintage Céline will be worth more than you think after Phoebe Philo's departure.
Granny shoes, fury flip-flops, Birkenstocks or mules, are only some of the many shoe designs the designer managed to bring to the catwalk and make everybody wish for a pair of those ugly shoes.
There might be a bunch of bags that you may have wished for Santa to drop under your Christmas tree this year, however; it is important to note that the still current Creative Director of Céline has a special power to create what we all now know as an “it-bag”. The classic Tote and Box bags of Céline will forever be within the fashion history.
We couldn’t be more grateful for Phoebe Philo to have introduced these into our world (again) by rocking a pair of white sneakers after her shows. Not only does she wear them with more style than anyone else out there, she also managed to make the rest of the world look classy while being comfy in a good old pair of white sneakers. Thank you, Phoebe, we owe you a big one.