Hedi Slimane’s Celine girl is hanging out trackside in tracksuit pants. We never thought we’d see the day. C-stamped baseball caps, mini leather shorts, varsity jackets and Celine-branded cropped tops and sports bras. This is her wardrobe for the summer. Shown in Monaco, the House wanted us to know that Monaco had no direct connection with the look or styling of this collection, titled Celine 08 – this was just the location. And so, they walked around the track to the tune of Princess Nokia’s ‘I Like Him’ (one of our favourite songs – and women – of 2020) because, according to the House, this girl is “always the Parisian but with a new energy – she listens to rap/hip hop music”. So, listening to rap now means that the Celine Parisian girl wears sweatpants for summer. Duh! The Celine girl also chucks a suit jacket over everything, as is the Parisian way, and pairs her pieces with stark white sneakers, hiking boots and gumboots. Hedi wanted to show “through the youth, optimism and hope in this uncertain time,” qualities that are becoming the mantra of the season.
by Roxy Lola