Celine‘s much-anticipated Spring/Summer 2024 collection seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary styles. This collection, initially set to debut at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, scheduled for July 2nd at La Gaité Lyrique, faced an unforeseen delay following the police killing of a teenager.
The artistic and image director of Celine, Hedi Slimane, known for his groundbreaking work, took an innovative approach following the cancellation. He chose to film a striking presentation of the collection, showcasing models in a vivid golden corridor, their attire echoing the glamour of classic rock stars. This film not only captured the essence of the collection but also integrated stunning visuals of ballet dancer Laurids Seidel at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, adding a dramatic flair.
Slimane’s vision for the Spring/Summer 2024 line is a harmonious blend of his signature styles. The collection boasts a selection of black suits, white shirts, and slim ties, reminiscent of his earlier work at Dior Homme. These classic pieces are interspersed with more audacious elements like sculptural halter tops and bustiers, reflecting a flirtation with feminine details and a nod to 17th-century French court dress.
The collection, titled “Delusional Daydream,” is a narrative of Slimane’s journey through New York’s art scene. In the early 2000s, he captured the burgeoning artistic movements of the city, and his recent work is a homage to this vibrant energy. This connection is evident in the collection, which exudes the raw, youthful spirit he so admires.
As Celine prepares to release this collection in stores, it stands as a testament to Slimane’s enduring influence in menswear. The timing is impeccable, with the collection hitting stores just before the end-of-year festivities. Its release is perfectly poised to make a significant impact on the fashion scene, particularly among the trendsetting crowds of New York’s Dimes Square and the vibrant Brooklyn club scene.
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