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Our noisy world offers plenty of distraction, and it occasionally takes a quiet rebellion to establish one’s identity apart from the clangour of the day-to-day. Phoebe Philo’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection for Céline is a triumph of quiet rebellion.

Our brains do this funny thing to make information accessible – they provide a form according to the whole so that we don’t have to stare for hours at a jacket to understand it’s a jacket. We see the sleeves, the cut, the lapels and without so much as a millisecond passing we understand the concept “jacket.” It’s a head-spinner to think that something so simple as off-kilter button placement could halt us in our tracks, but Philo knew exactly how to manipulate gestalt to maximum effect. The whole collection acts as a tripwire for preconceived notions.

Phoebe Philo’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection for Céline is a triumph of quiet rebellion.

From the start, our equilibrium is thrown. A skewed selection of bright white buttons down the front of a double-breasted black coat asserted Céline’s artful notion of the surreal. From that moment onward, sleeves melted down past the fingertips, wool tops were cut with off-shoulder necklines and angular, dog-eared collars, silhouettes were warped and wrapped into strange new shapes. Philosophically, this collection was light years ahead of its time, and stylistically, it provided a sort of partnership to current trends that still managed to challenge status quo. Take a look at the gallery above for a better examination of the weird, wonderful, and irrepressibly cool clothing concepts from Céline, and become acquainted with a collection that you’ll be hearing a lot about in the months (and maybe even years) to come.

Photos: Courtesy of GoRunway

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