The Edenic shorelines of the south of France present the backdrop for the most recent assortment from Hedi Slimane at Celine, a transporting S/S 2023 providing that mines the innate glamour and Riviera stylings of Saint-Tropez for inspiration – lengthy a playground for bohémiens and celebrities alike.
Revealed in the present day in a brief movie by Slimane, it marks the third metropolis on the French Riviera to backdrop the designer’s spring/summer season collections at Celine, with earlier movies having been captured in Monaco and Good (the accompanying notes name it ‘Hedi Slimane’s French Riviera cycle’). In actual fact, the coastal locale has change into dwelling for Slimane, who moved to Ramatuelle – a small village on the Saint-Tropez peninsula – in 2018, relocating from California.
Celine by Hedi Slimane S/S 2023
His seaside home – titled ‘Villa Kerouac’ – supplies the setting for a collection of black and white vignettes captured by Slimane within the S/S 2023 movie, that includes American mannequin Lulu Tenney in opposition to the coastal backdrop (others see her traversing the shoreline on a yacht, or balancing on a rock at sea). The villa is of explicit significance to Slimane’s tenure on the Parisian home, offering the inspiration for the inside design of Celine’s boutiques internationally.
These vignettes are interspersed with the presentation of the gathering in Saint-Tropez itself, taking up the city’s harbour-side walkway as a runway (numerous fluttering white flags that includes the home’s double-C Triomphe monogram line the route). ‘For the previous 5 years, the couturier has explored Saint-Tropez and a extra normal nostalgia for the French Riviera as a counterpoint to the Saint-Germain-des-Près codes of Celine,’ the home says in an accompanying assertion.
The gathering itself, titled ‘La Assortment de Saint-Tropez’, imagines an ‘indie summer season’, offering a ‘renaissance of Hedi Slimane’s 2000 period’. As such, alongside inspirations synonymous with the French Riviera – Breton-style sweaters, sailor’s hats, denim shorts, navy blazers with golden buttons – there’s a distinct affect of the ‘indie’ period which Slimane helped to outline throughout his tenure at Dior Homme. Right here, the undone decadence of the period is channelled in slouchy leather-based waistcoats, boyfriend-style outsized shirts, and abbreviated sequinned clothes, alongside the requisite darkish sun shades and drainpipe denims.
‘The Saint-Tropez assortment marks the return of the Unique Skinny Jean which Slimane created and launched within the 2000s,’ say the home. ‘This silhouette was adopted by each the British and American rock scenes between 2000-2007 and shortly unfold around the globe. [Here] they’re low-rise in Japanese blue or black denim… and may be work with Celine ballerina flats, Mary Janes, or Infants, the brand new Celine biker boots.’
In line with these inspiration factors, the soundtrack is offered by The Libertines, the band that maybe finest epitomised the early 2000s Indie motion by means of frontmen Carl Barât and Pete Doherty (the band’s cult album ‘Music When the Lights Go Out’ was launched in 2004). ‘Mates and accomplices [of Slimane] for the previous 20 years’, as Celine describe, the pair are additionally photographed by the artistic director in his distinctive black and white model.
celine.com (opens in new tab)