Céline’s creative director leaving label

After 10 years of serving as creative director for one of the most recognizable luxury brands, Phoebe Philo is moving on from her post at Céline.

According to GlamourWWD confirmed the news of her departure last week, citing the label’s Fall 2018 collection as her last for the French brand. In statement sent to her staff, WWD reports that Philo described her time with the company as “exceptional” and “amazing,” also sharing her gratitude for working with “an incredibly talented and committed team.”

This isn’t Philo’s first stint as a brand’s creative director, says Glamour; previously, she worked under Stella McCartney at Chloé and eventually became their creative director in 2001 and later left in 2006. She was also named the British Fashion Council’s Designer of the Year in both 2005 and 2010, according to Glamour.

While her replacement has yet to be announced, Philo’s future plans also remain a mystery, as Glamour speculates that she may take a gap between projects like she did when she left Chloé, taking a two-year respite to raise her children.

But wherever she ends up, we know one thing’s for sure: Philo will be a success in whatever her next venture may be.

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