March 31, 2014

The Philo Factor: Reinventing Cool

Northern Light-Phoebe Philo-VogueFestival2014-photo by Hedvig Opshaug

This weekend I headed over to the Vogue Festival with especially one talk in mind, Celine’s creative designer, Phoebe Philo in conversation with Vogue UK’s editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman. It was such a rare occasion, Phoebe who hardly never speaks in public, being quite protective of her private life, shared her thoughts on her inspirations, aesthetics, women sexualisation and beauty, female leadership, juggling motherhood and work, and so much more, and I deeply regret I never recorded the 1 hour conversation with this super inspiring woman who radiates integrity.

But in case you ever wondered …
– Phoebe Philo doesn’t like compromising!
– The man reason why Celine is not sold online is that the fabrics and designs should be experienced in real life.
– Phoebe doesn’t overall mind the highstreet copying of her designs, and referred to Coco Chanel’s famous quota, “Imitation is the highest form of flattery!”.