Phoebe Philo deserves a holiday! This girl has taken Céline from strength to strength in 2010, and has made it one of the most coveted, and influential, labels around. Her so-simple, less is more aesthetic seemed revolutionary when we first saw her A/W 2011 collection. Not a frill or flounce in sight. Beautifully made, easy to wear, sportswear inspired but oh-so-luxe clothes are her calling card. And didn't we fall in love? Do you remember the perfection that was the Céline Boston Tote? Yup. Drool worthy wasn't it?
Her neutral colour palettes and easy brand of elegance was the look we were all trying to emulate this year. Did you buy a trench coat, or hard cased bag? Leather pencil skirt, or crew necked shell top? Yup, you fell under the Phoebe spell too! Seems the Brits also have love for all things Céline, with Phoebe receiving the British Fashion Award for Designer of the Year. We're not one to argue, so with much pleasure we award our 2010 Designer of the Year title to Phoebe Philo!