Today the fashion world sat stunned as Celine sent an elegant collection down the catwalk for spring summer 2013. However, they weren’t sitting with their jaws on the floor because of the beautiful clothing that was presented. All eyes today were on the shoes. A minimalist collection might have truly missed it’s due because all eyes seemed to be focused on the mink shoes debuting for the first time. Harper’s Laura Brown made reference to an Elmo inspiration. Others on twitter cited Big Bird and the whole Muppets family for sources of inspiration. The bottom line, in every social media channel the main focus from the show was the furry shoes. This is certainly unexpected from Phoebe Philo, but hell, that’s fashion and we love every last surprise.
It should be noted that we haven’t seen a lot of fur on the catwalks for spring summer 2013. In fact, I can’t really remember a big fur statement for spring summer since Kanye West sent his fur backpack down the catwalk. Funny that as Kanye was spotted looking quite pleased on the front row of Celine as the furry heels passed him by (Thanks, ASOS for capturing that moment). Who wants to bet he was calling Giuseppe Zanotti after the show suggesting a whole new approach to footwear?
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say… I really loved these shoes. They are crazy and fantastic and I’d wear the Big Bird versions in a heartbeat. But I want to know… what do you think?