I was thinking a lot wether to write about this collection, because sometimes saying nothing is better than saying bad things, but this is a big change in the fashion scene, not only because the ever so praised Phoebe Philo had left Céline, but also because the ever divisive Hedi ‘who ripped the Yves from Saint Laurent’ Slimane took her place and starts with the move of stripping the accent from the e and wiping clean the fashion house’s Insta feed.
Unexpected change, more often than not, is hard as it comes especially these times we’re currently living, but what blew a fuse here really was the lack of respect and humility that Slimane came with, even if he labels these as confidence. On the other hand change isn’t always necessary bad, even if it definitely takes more effort to see the good in it and if there is not much here to like on the first place. But if we concentrate hard for a moment, there is always something we could be happy for.
This time the ripped accent has been replaced on this message; “The entire wardrobe worn by the male models is unisex, and therefore will also be available for women.” First things first now Celine has some offerings for men, and secondly, all of these are totally unisex. I, personally, like this idea. We’re not there yet to work this idea back and forth, but hey, at least it’s a step to the right direction.
I’m curious though wether the LVMH group regret their decision already. Well, time will tell. How do you prefer; e or é?
Photos via vogue.com