No prints. No showy hardware. Does that instantly mean no fun, too? Not so fast: Céline's minimalism has a Monet effect. Meaning, it might look plain at first glance, but there’s a world of things to examine upon closer inspection of a Phoebe Philo creation. From crisp cuts to precise stitches, minimal accessories don’t give it all away immediately — but, good things do come to those who wait and Philo knows exactly that.
With the festive season upon us, there’s no better time to gift yourself — or a fellow purist — with a celebratory classic that transcends time. Here, see five of our favourites from Céline’s spring 2017 accessories which make a strapping case for "less is more".
1. THE GRAPHIC SOIRÉE SLING-ON
What: Frame evening chain clutch
Why it’s great: Bold and casual, this newly introduced handbag silhouette from the collection is an architectural statement that seamlessly blends from day to night.
2. THE PETITE DAY BAG
What: Trotteur shoulder bag
Why it’s great: Directly translated, the word trotteur refers to a stroll, perfectly encapsulating the free-spirited essence of the shoulder bag. Now crafted in a compact size, it’s the understated vessel you would love to house your daily essentials in.
3. THE QUIRKY SHOPPING TOTE
What: Twisted cabas
Why it’s great: Refreshed in soft pastels, the voluminous shoulder-carried bag is an easy, refined staple. Its off-kilter construction and knotted handles suggest an ‘oh-so-right-now’ playfulness.
4. THE COOL UTILITARIAN HANDBAG
What: Case Biker shoulder bag
Why it’s great: Adorned with hammered rivets, silver finishings, snap buttons and a nifty external pocket, the bag is a tough badass take on clean aesthetics.
5. THE CULT 'UGLY-CHIC' SHOES
What: High Throat soft pumps
Why they're great: You’re looking at the next strange-yet-sultry obsession of the fashion pack. Comfortably glove-like with an eyecatching pointed block heel, slip on a pair for a nonchalant, anything-goes ‘tude.
Céline’s spring 2017 accessories are now available in boutiques.