Celine Closes Up Shop, Miu Miu Moves On
Fresh off of Phoebe Philo’s stellar premiere collection for Celine comes news that the brand may be facing financial troubles. According to Vogue UK, “Celine has taken the unusual step of closing its only London standalone, on Bruton Street.” Rumors have surfaced that in the interim before opening another shop Celine will be stocking wares at Dover Street Market; however brand reps have so far denied this.
Meanwhile, in other fashion news, Miu Miu’s FW09 ads (which follow in the footsteps of the brand’s controversial ads featuring Katie Holmes quite literally playing with fire) have dropped. An image from the Mert & Markus-shot campaign surfaced on Fashion Spot this week, and it calls to mind three key trends for next season: fur, kohl-lined eyes, and bleached eyebrows. That, or the latter is just a result from getting too close to an exposed flame.