Is Phoebe Philo readying a fashion comeback?
According to multiple sources on both sides of the Atlantic, the English designer is planning a new collection and has been interviewing designers. The exact nature and timing of her project could not immediately be learned.
Philo’s name has been mentioned frequently, both in connection with Azzedine Alaïa and with a signature design project that has an eco slant and an essentials focus.
She did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
One of the most acclaimed designers of her generation, Philo made her name during a 10-year tenure at Celine. Season after season, she minted low-key modernist clothing and handbags and built an intensely loyal fan base.
She also sparked a frenzy for old-school sneakers when she took her runway bow in 2015 shod in a pair of gleaming white Stan Smiths. Even before that, she was spotted in New Balance 574s and Vans, inspiring her fans to snap up the footwear.