Phoebe Philo Part Deux: Lots of Leather and Some Familiar Polka Dots

Almost a month after Phoebe Philo unveiled her long-awaited assortment—which included an idiosyncratic mixture of expertly tailor-made pleated pants and assertion items that carried with them a sure type of emotion, like a healthful gold necklace spelling out MUM or a cool pair of allover-fringe trousers that merely begged for a dance flooring—a brand new drop has arrived. Consisting of 40 new kinds in addition to a second supply of continued items, the brand new providing doubles down on Philo’s imaginative and prescient for the longer term, one which utterly eschews seasons and emphasizes a luxurious which may be quiet however might by no means be mistaken for refined.

There’s definitely nothing tame a couple of golden bikini, with a wrap-style high and a studded high-waist, full-coverage backside, which is the singular swimsuit providing within the assortment. It’s undeniably attractive and can possible be flattering on all kinds of our bodies. A bomber jacket in what’s referred to as laurel leather-based, a darkish and wealthy mossy inexperienced shade, is paired with an identical opulent shearling scarf, which the mannequin has dramatically tied round her neck (the higher to see the luxurious so-called brandy shaved shearling beneath). A pair of sun shades begs the query: ski goggles or common solar safety? As if the reply actually issues.

Daria Werbowy is again showcasing Phoebe Philo’s distinct tackle tailoring.

Photograph: Courtesy of Phoebe Philo

Philo’s second drop continues to spotlight her love of nice leather-based outerwear.

Photograph: Courtesy of Phoebe Philo

If the sneakers within the first drop appeared a bit conservative, less-than-minimal thong leather-based so-called Bare sandals in blood pink characteristic an oblong flap on the again of the heels, as if shielding the eyes from the nude toes that await on the opposite facet. For the longtime Philo followers, an Easter egg awaits within the type of a pair of polka-dot pony pumps. Their oblong-square toe field and excessive vamp made their debut through the first drop in leather-based, however this model in tan with oddly formed black polka dots and black piping recollects a polka-dot print from certainly one of her outdated Céline resort collections. 

Philo just isn’t one to look to bask in nostalgia, so this coincidence is probably going a sworn statement to her choice for issues being a bit off. An ideal spherical polka dot is boring; a bizarre form is thrilling, in movement. For the marketing campaign, they appear to have been photographed by a mannequin trying down at her personal toes, her lengthy legs and the underside of her black underwear anchoring the body. It’s the type of shot that’s been despatched numerous occasions to finest mates and group chats when a cherished pair of sneakers (or a garment) arrives residence after being bought on-line. It’s off the cuff and serves as a shorthand for “I like this!” Philo is aware of her viewers effectively.