Making it modern is Phoebe Philo’s mission. To her, it’s a matter ofblunt lines and fabric development. Confidence doesn’t hurt either.Materials are stiff, flat and often bonded so they look like they’vebeen pressed and stamped out into whatever sharp shape Philo’senvisioned, which was as incisive as ever. How much further she can filedown her sporty, technical take on classics is a question. But it’sworking.


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