Work, work, work. That seems to be where Phoebe Philo's head was while designing her Fall 2013 collection for Céline: on how to make it easier for her customers with full-time jobs and even fuller lives to get dressed in the morning. And while she cast away the impractical — if entertaining — fur booties and slippers she showed for Spring, she continued to build on last season's soft tailoring.
That meant the cuts in this offering were languid and generous. Pastel-colored coats with huge lapels and rounded shoulders looked cozy, while circle skirts, dresses, and warm knits looked easy to slip into. But Philo always finds a way to make a statement, and she did that by tying her models up in the sleeves of a few coats and dresses. Perhaps that was a word of caution to her customers: do your job well, but don't let it swallow you.