Phoebe Philo launching fashion brand

·1-min read

Phoebe Philo is gearing up to launch her own fashion label.

The British designer served as creative director at Chloe from 2001 until 2006, and chief designer at Celine for a 10-year stint until 2018.

Following a long break from the fashion industry, Philo announced on Monday that she will be unveiling her namesake brand in early 2022.

"Being in my studio and making once again has been both exciting and incredibly fulfilling," she commented to The Business of Fashion. "I am very much looking forward to being back in touch with my audience and people everywhere. To be independent, to govern and experiment on my own terms is hugely significant to me."

During her time at Celine, Philo built up a reputation for her minimalist aesthetic, with her designs typified by their simple colour palette and clean silhouettes.

She did not divulge any details about her plans for the upcoming collection, but noted that the clothing and accessories will be "rooted in exceptional quality and design".

Though Philo and her husband Max Wigram will be the directors of the company, they have accepted a minority investment from bosses at Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH).

"Phobe Philo is one of the most talented designers of our time. We have known her and appreciated her for a long time," added LVMH chairman and chief executive Bernard Arnault. "I am very happy to partner with Phoebe on her entrepreneurial adventure and wish her great success."

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting