Hedi Slimane brings Jagger and Bowie up to date for Spring 2020.
This past Sunday, Document captured the launch of Celine’s Spring 2020 Menswear collection in the extravagant gold-domed Parisian Les Invalides building. Artistic, Creative, and Image Director Hedi Slimane channeled the 1970’s in his designs of slim-fit suits and signature slender silhouettes. Pieces allude to the era’s biggest fashion staples, like floral print jackets, studded stone-washed denim, and gold lamé. Materials varied from conventional to wild—including choices of leather, snake skin, and leopard print. Accessories utilized more glam trademarks of the period: aviator sunglasses, skinny ties, silk neck scarves, and that signature shag cut made famous by rock-and-roll stars of the ’70s.
Slimane pays homage to the era of Jagger, Travolta, and Bowie with the help of New York artist David Kramer. Slimane does not shy away from text, shown in pieces like a straw bag reading “I have nostalgia for things I probably have never known” and a t-shirt displaying “My own worst enemy”, Kramer’s influence. Prior to the show, the brand teased their collaborative collection in invites given to guests (a bound book of Kramer’s work) and images posted to Celine’s instagram, featuring moody slogans like the ones soon to be displayed on the catwalk.