Heidi Slimane swapped out super mini skirts and stilettos for flowy culottes and thigh-high slouchy leather boots. The 19 AW collection was a complete 180 from his previous ones and it all centered around old Celine. The Parisienne outfits were many shades of beige, blacks and greys, and kept to understated prints- dainty floral ankle-length dresses, country-checked skirts and polka-dot blouse. Finished off with small logo shoulder bags and aviator shades, they were truly 'Celine women' outfits that look like any sophiscticated, stylish woman could wear. Slimane did add his edgy touches with glittery jackets and super-skinny denim, but kept them minimalistic and surprisingly approachable.
Staying true to its concept of "less but excellent", CELINE crafts timefeless pieces that are modern, clean-cut and elegant, from quality materials that last a lifetime. Collection after collection, the French fashion house plays on beautiful contrasts: feminine yet masculine, dramatic shoulders with small waists, crisp trousers and flowy hems. While at a glance, CELINE items may seem minimalistics and basic, with more careful attention, one can see that each piece has an element of innovative surprise. This attention to detail is something the brand prouds itself and it is what its fans, who are stylish working women, yearn for. Comfortable and wearable are also the key to CELINE designs; while being luxurious and high-fashion, every item on the runway can be imagined worn by everyday women.