Phoebe Philo reveals her highly-anticipated debut collection – here’s all the details you need
The 150-piece collection features ready-to-wear and accessories and is available exclusively through Philo’s online store
Since announcing the launch of her independent fashion label in 2021, Phoebe Philo’s return to luxury fashion has been one of the most anticipated moments of the year.
Up until then, little had been heard from the British designer since she bowed out of her creative director role at Celine in 2018 after 10 years at the French brand’s helm.
Philo is synonymous with her ability to fashion hard-working wearable clothing into a uniform for women. So much so that it helped revive Celine and lift its annual sales from around €200 million to €700 million during her decade-long tenure. Her success was similar during her five years at Chloé before that too.
Her independent fashion house is expected to beat a similar drum, without being formulaic or predictable. And the expectations were met: launched yesterday, her debut collection features 150 pieces of ready-to-wear and accessories.
Highlights include a fluffy shearling coat, tailored separates, statement outerwear, quiet luxe handbags, and square-toed heels. While still containing the hallmarks of Philo’s no-fuss comfortable luxury (the kind she dreamed up at Celine), her namesake collection feels more rough around the edges, hinting at the possibility of experimentation.
And with prices ranging from €3,500 for goggle sunglasses to €15,500 for a shearling coat, the Phoebe Philo experience doesn’t come cheap. It’s a point that has divided the fashion-subscribed internet since the launch, but Philo’s prices align with those of Chanel, Hermes, Bottega Veneta, and Prada.
Before the release, the British designer prefaced that her collection would be rooted in “exceptional quality and design” which might offer some insight into the made-for-life pieces and their price points. Below, we have compiled some of the collection’s best moments – which will make a dent in our wishlists (not our wallets), for now.