Phoebe Philo set the standards in a higher level last season. Women all around the world took the Philo-sophy of simplicity, minimalism and wide cotton pants even before all this minimalist wave for SS11 appeared. Everyone was marveled by the down-to-earth collection Céline had presented. So, did Mrs. Philo achieved her own standards this season? Hard to tell. One thing is for sure, this isn’t her A/W Collection. We couldn’t expect to see the same thing for another season (unlike Givenchy or Balmain…). She reinvented her wide cotton pants, giving her more volume and color applied in side stripes. Tunics and box silhouettes were abundant along with the abstract forms of vests and jackets. For some reason I found Akris very similar to Céline. Might have been the wide pants, the use of leather or something else but I really enjoyed it. It was colorful, beautiful and quite precise in the silhouettes, the voluminous long skirts being a highlight. What do you think about minimalism taking over Paris?