It’s been two years since, after months of speculation, Phoebe Philo announced that she was indeed working on her own brand. Her first collection has been one of the most anticipated debuts the fashion industry has ever seen, and today, her debut day is finally here.
phoebephilo.com is now open; an e-mail sent out to subscribers read this morning.
Launching via the designer’s e-commerce platform, the collection includes ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories and yes, we won’t keep you waiting any longer handbags.
Phoebe Philo’s Handbag Debut
Philo’s debut collection includes 3 handbag silhouettes in smooth leathers and suede. In true PP form, the bags feature minimal and instead stand out thanks to the quality of craft and construction. With the quiet luxury movement continuing to trend, her launch is incredibly timely.
Influences from the designer’s time at Celine are so clearly present, like a trio of pockets seen on the Gig bag, which is a semi-structured shoulder bag crafted of smooth, soft leather and tie details on the bag’s side. The price is $3,500.
Big bag lovers will want to dive into a massive open tote, dubbed the XL Cabas, which launches in both leather and suede. Secured with a dog-clip closure, like the line’s other shapes, the interior is lined in soft suede. Each leather is carefully selected with regard to its natural appearance, so slight imperfections may be preset but speak to the beauty of each leather. The price is $8,500 for leather and $8,200 for suede.
Lastly, the line sees the addition of the Small Kit Cabas, which will surely speak to the Philophiles among us. An easy, east meets west tote, the Small Kit Cabas is defined by its minimalist details like a silver-toned lock closure, which is fondly reminiscent of the Celine Trapeze Bag. Price is $4,300 in leather and $4,800 in calf hair.
Discover more below, and run. Don’t walk to phoebephilo.com, as some silhouettes have already sold out.
all images via phoebephilo.com