The Céline RTW Pre-SS16 collection finds creative director, Phoebe Philo, exploring ideas of deconstruction and experimenting with bold, new proportions. There are mismatched tops, gauntlet sleeves, buttonholes and padded skirts resembling an undone duvet. Seemingly committed to extremes in this collection, the looks were conveyed with an audacity that only a Céline girl could so seamlessly pull off. The peek-a-boo neckline seems to be a common theme across high fashion this resort season. The Céline sleeveless dress with a twisted peek-a-boo neckline features a slight open back, front ties and a slip dress underneath. The uneven hemline demonstrates the season’s lack of structure, as does the patterning, with the piece coming in black or leopard printed toffee black tones. The long-sleeved blouse with a cowl neck and a large white and navy stripe is a must-have wardrobe basic this season. The cotton shirting piece is a sophisticated, yet creative spring summer staple. Céline’s statement sleeveless crew neck jumpsuit featuring an elasticised waist and wide, cropped culotte style pants in black is an empowering piece that exudes confidence and modern femininity, as seen on Vogue US, Elle UK and Harper’s Bazaar Australia. The jumpsuit can be paired with another standout piece of the collection, the straight collared midi-length coat, featuring a red and white textured hounds tooth print and one button closure. A Céline collection is renowned for its knit series, and this season presents new varieties of iconic knits emphasising a navy colour tone and diverse structuring. The Céline long-sleeved knit top with a contrast indigo and yellow high neckline stripe around the collar is made from seamless wool and comes in navy. The multi-seasonal top is perfect for a cooler summer’s occasion without being overly thick or bulky. Céline’s iconic crew neck long-sleeved jumper is a classic cashmere knit with short side splits, also in navy. The statement piece is a knit basic that is a must-have in every wardrobe, and stands out for its effortless sophistication and stunning fabrication. The Céline lux cashmere crew neck long-sleeved jumper has an oversized fit and features a shorter front, in oatmeal. Its counterpart is the turtleneck long-sleeved jumper in navy, oatmeal and brick, and is the perfect transitional piece to take through every season. Embodying the unstructured and bold themes of the season is the Céline sleeveless knitted overthrow. Featuring splits, a crew neckline and a signature uneven hemline, the midi length piece is a creative alternative to a jacket or a coat and exudes effortless style, relaxed comfort and empowering sophistication.
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