Minimalist master Phoebe Philo cut Céline's Fall 2013 lineup with a cooler eye, creating clean lines with just the right measure of detail. Attention to structure and the architecture of separates are what makes the collection sing — and makes women want to wear it. Skirts this season come with more femininity, fitted throughout the hips but flared, trumpet style, at the knees and paired with boxy turtleneck tops and calf-high booties.
It's that cool and wearable brand of androgyny — carried in a minimalist palette, the construction, and Philo's take on plaids. Tartan coats are delivered with modesty and ease in oversize proportions and layered over thigh-high boots, for the more sophisticated customer than those drawn to the punk plaids on other Fall runways. The artfully wrapped sleeves constructed on coats and dresses, too, is a much more polished nod to the shirt tied at the waist from our '90s days.