Celine Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2019

September 30, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion, Paris, womenswear

It was hardly recognizable as a Celine show, but Hedi Slimane sure had us on the edges of our seats. His Paris La Nuit collection mostly felt like a line-up of clubnight outfits. Put all the models in one club and you’d have the best dressed crowd. The girls wore super short sparkly dresses, the guys sported skinny pants and cool jackets. It looked sexy, it felt young. But as young and hip as it looked Slimane didn’t go for the easy youngster formula of sneakers, joggers and hoodies. Instead he showed just how even the cool kids can pull of tailored looks without looking older than there age.
Even though their was a clear contrast between the menswear and the womenswear looks Hedi stated all menswear looks were unisex: “The entire wardrobe worn by the male models is unisex, and therefore will also be available for women.” Interesting..
The collection truly was filled with showstoppers and skimpy party outfits, yet it lacked Celine’s signature. This was a Slimane show that felt very much like any of the Saint Laurent shows of the past few seasons. It will sell very well, no doubt about it. Yet the Celine costumer who’s into beautifully made, well tailored, feminine, minimal, classic pieces will have to start shopping elsewhere.