The fashion industry, known for its critical nature, held Philo in the highest regard. Fashion editors unabashedly fan-girled over her, recognising her unparalleled talent and visionary approach. One of the most revered and bankable designers of her generation. Her tenures at Celine and Chloe, amassed a loyal following, and solidified her reputation as a visionary in fashion. However, at the height of her powers, Philo surprised the industry in 2017 by announcing her departure from Celine (back then Céline). While she offered little explanation beyond prioritising her family, rumours of a potential comeback began circulating soon after.