Following his long awaited and critically failed debut for Celine, Hedi Slimane opted to do a true ready-to-wear collection, wearable, day-to-day pieces instead of party looks, it resembles the old Céline, right? Only in theory, in practice it seemed a lot like what Andy Sachs from the 2006 movie by David Frankel “The Devil Wears Prada” would wear before her makeover.
There were lots of long skirts, boots with fur (that I couldn’t not see as giant uggs) and shirts. Overall anti-frashion wise it’s a good collection, wearable, and with some pretty cool pieces but it’s not Celine. Not at all. I can’t just see the collection as something random without a brand, without a history, and this collection (like the one before) was just a random collection thrown in the long Céline history.
The collection almost had a grunge thing about it, almost had a chic thing about it, almost had a grunge-chic about it. This collection had a lot of “almost” but I can’t think of a single group of women at the same age who would wear it.
Perhaps someone who tries a little too hard to prove they don’t like fashion and that fashion is frivolous and superficial, it’s mostly for people who try to hard to appear that they don’t try at all, and that’s the worst of tries too hard.