Final week, Phoebe Philo introduced her return to the world of vogue with an eponymous model that may launch early subsequent 12 months, almost 4 years after she left LVMH-owned Celine within the arms of her successor Hedi Slimane. The information was lauded by the womenswear fanatics who mourn her absence (like those that memorialize her decade at “Outdated Céline” on social media), and the lads who intently watched her private model. Ought to we count on the brainy, streamlined garments the so-called Philophiles worshipped? Or is Philo’s work truly about one thing else fully?
On this week’s episode of Company Lunch, GQ’s podcast about model and garments, international model director Noah Johson, senior affiliate editor Samuel Hine, and vogue critic Rachel Tashjian ask: is Phoebe Philo vogue’s most misunderstood designer? Might it’s that the Philo we worship is her personal private model, and in reality her design aesthetic