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Pheobe Philo conveyed a particular affection for bold colors and graphic patterns in her Spring/Summer 2014 collection for LVMH-owned luxury brand Céline, two concepts that, until then, had not been fully realized in a single show since her debut at the fashion house in 2010. This season, Philo turned to the streets for inspiration, citing early images of graffiti on building in Paris, a la French photographer Brassai, as the starting point of her creative journey; inspiration that matured in two distinct directions, ultimately producing an artistic collection filled with ethnic and tribal undertones. The painterly and sculptural qualities of Philo’s designs were never synthesized more literally than for spring 2014, manifested in the collection’s brushstroke patterns, painted, crushed metal jewelry and figurative embroidery. Philo put structured, monochromatic tailoring on hold this season, instead offering pleated, asymmetrical skirts, knitwear, oversized belted coats, exaggerated blouses and plenty of primary colors. A promising, high-spirited taste of what is to come for the French fashion house.