Celine's FW21 "Teen Knight Poem"
Hedi Slimane has developed a reputation throughout his stint as Celine's creative & artistic director as capable of making the fashion industry's old-fashioned characteristics look as fresh as ever ― like opting for the true-to-the-industry professional model arsenal that epitomizes OG 90's French fashion over the A-list celebs and Instagram influencers featured by other high-end labels.
His signature vintage vibe is taken even further in the latest collection, which was set among a French Renaissance aesthetic perfectly placed at the 16th century Château de Chambord — a fave of Slimane's since his adolescence. Appropriately titled "Teen Knight Poem", the collection was unveiled with royal fanfare as a young chevalier flying the flag of Celine Homme gallops toward the gothic palace followed by a selection of knights — whose knit beanies in the style of medieval helmets and armored silhouettes of leather add a taste of modern streetwear style to the historic aesthetic.
Treating the Château as the ultimate runway, the models heroically strut the collection which strikes the perfect balance between classic Parisian elegance and cool, contemporary styles — thanks to plenty of sleek leather pieces juxtaposed by elements like frilled-neck Renaissance blouses and crystal embellishments.
Celine is no newcomer to delivering premium leather pieces of the highest quality, built with a made-to-last mindset. They've mastered the leatherwork craft through a diverse range of material options, from dazzlingly smooth calfskin satin and nubuck to eye-catchingly textured pebbled and drummed leather.
Anyway, did u catch The Weeknd making Super Bowl history in a Jeff Hamilton leather original?