Luxury French fashion house Céline’s second Australian store (the first opened in Melbourne’s Chadstone shopping centre in 2016) is in Westfield in the CBD. Founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana, and owned by global luxury conglomerate LVMH group, today the creative direction is steered by Phoebe Philo.
Volume, clean lines and pared-back simplicity have always been hallmarks of Philo’s work. Her designs create a porthole into the past, but also push the fashion house forward. Browse tailored white shirts with oversized lapels, crisp dark suits designed to be worn baggy and statement jewellery.
Beautiful leathers, handled by skilled artisans in an unfussy manner, mean prices are in the thousands. But what you’re buying is timeless clothing and accessories that will remain in your wardrobe well into old age, before being passed down the line to someone else.
With more than 100 stores around the world, the design of each has the same attention to detail. The Sydney store features a sleek architectural concept designed by Hedi Slimane, complete with hand-selected custom furnishings across 290 square metres of space.