08/03/2011 04:17 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Catwalk Review: Celine A/W 2011/12

Celine on the runway at Paris Fashion Week. Photo: PA

Brit star Phoebe Philo for Celine

A powerful woman behind the wheel of a powerful automobile.

TOP LOOKS: The inspiration had an impressively literal impact on the collection; automotive interiors were present in bonded leather and vinyl, while woodgrain-printed shifts and shirts were based on the walnut dashboards of vintage cars. The silhouettes were streamlined too, with razor-sharp bonded wool coats, while dresses panelled with chiffon and leather featured knee-length skirts and dropped-waists. Meanwhile the geometric pattern jumpers worn over white polo neck and chocolate brown slacks smacked of a surburban businessman who spends Sundays polishing his prized wheels.

Models sashayed down the runway wearing pointy high-cut kitten heels in red suede, ox blood leather or black patent leather, with framed doctors bags nestled under their arms.

Anna Wintour and her daughter Bee Schafer, Delfine Arnault, Suzy Menkes and Patrick Demarchelier.

This collection had plenty to offer Philo's hardcore fanbase of chic, sophisticated and understatedly modern women, but with more directional shapes and fabrics, this collection had just a little bit more va va voom.

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