Hedi Slimane Serves up '70s-Inspired Rock at CELINE's FW20 Show
Staying true to his vision of the Parisian bourgeoisie.
Last night, CELINE brought the fashion crowd to Place Vauban at Les Invalides, putting on the label’s Fall/Winter 2020 show in the Parisian night. This marks Hedi Slimane‘s sixth collection since he succeeded Phoebe Philo at the iconic fashion house, and since his appointment, the designer has changed the house’s aesthetic, rebranded its logo and brand from Céline to CELINE, sans accent, and has established what some would call a “very Slimane” DNA at the house.
This season was no different, as Slimane served up a collection comprised of 111 looks of both menswear and womenswear, which the designer referred to as “unisex.” Taking on his signature rock-inspired Parisian bourgeoisie aesthetic, combined with ’70s influences, the collection featured everything from perfectly tailored suits, to culottes, jeans and knee-high boots. What was apparent on Slimane’s runway was that the designer still stays true to his personal brand, debuting the collection on skinny models with not much diversity present – something that the designer has been criticized for in the past. The lack of inclusivity in the year 2020 took away the attention from the collection itself, and proved that fashion still has a long way to go when it comes to showcasing models of different sizes and appearance on the runway – something that was spoken about by most of the show’s attendees post-show.
As for accessories, Hedi Slimane dug through the CELINE archives to bring back the ‘Sulky’ handbag, which originally debuted in 1966. In addition, jewelry shaped like gemstones including rock crystal, pyrite, amethyst, smoky quartz and more made an appearance, alongside wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses and statement boots.
Take a look at the collection in the gallery above, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. For more from Paris Fashion Week, catch all the best street style here.