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Céline A/W15
Céline A/W15Photography by Sam Rock

Sam Rock documents Phoebe Philo's tattered glamour and terracotta tiles at Céline A/W15

Untreated terracotta tiles formed the A/W15 runway at Céline, reflecting the warmth and rawness of a collection that showed a subtle but notable shift in aesthetic for Phoebe Philo. Rather than the chic minimalism for which her direction has become renowned, this season showed worn, antique-feeling silks and animal prints; a softness and comfort that has always been present within the brand but never before so pronounced.

Crackle-glazed ceramic stools lined the runway itself, sitting in front of tiered, tiled benches that were evocative of a Mediterranean villa's poolside seating area. Brazillian music courtesy of Caetano Veloso playing in the background only served to enhance the idea that Philo was inviting us on a casually chic holiday instead of bringing the world's press to a fashion show. As Cathy Horyn noted, the team started designing the A/W15 collection by asking, "What is too much? What is it not enough? And what looks authentic?" And it is that dreamy authenticity, and what Philo termed "tattered glamour," that Sam Rock has documented here for AnOther.