Celine Goes Abstract – Normally known for her restraint and minimalism, Celine creative director Phoebe Philo did away with the understated and went for a more maximalist approach at the label’s spring 2014 presentation. The designer cited Italian photographer Brassai as inspiration for the prints, evoking the images of graffiti he took in the 1930s. The display of color felt surreal with large strokes decorating dresses, tops and even coats. Still, there was some glimpse of Celine’s minimal signature with comparatively plain dresses layered over pleated and sheer skirts. The Celine woman’s accessories for spring include sculptural-like jewelry, slip-on shoe styles and oversized clutches decorated with raffia strips.