Philo, 39, is expecting her third child in April, and label executives said they wanted to limit the stressfulness that surrounds a fashion show.
A runway show is a very demanding and personal engagement for a creative director, Marco Gobbetti, chief executive officer at Celine, told WWD. The objective is to simplify.
Gobetti told the paper hes considering a more intimate presentation format for the A/W 12 collection, perhaps inviting press into the houses Paris showrooms.
Despite the unusual nature of a major fashion house downscaling its show in such a manner, Gobetti maintains that its business as usual at Celine. Philo is designing the collection with her team and will attend any presentation.
Celine will keep its predetermined show slot, set for 4 March at 1:00pm.