The Bags of Celine Spring 2013 (23)

First, a note on semantics. Most brands term their four big collections of the year Resort, Spring, Pre-Fall and Fall, in order of debut. Celine, ever marching to the beat of its own drummer, prefers to go with Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, in order of debut. Logically, not only does that fit with Celine’s penchant for well-considered minimalism, but it just makes sense. In the context of the fashion industry, though, it can be a bit confusing. So while these are The Bags of Celine Spring 2013, remember that this is actually a resort collection.

That being said, there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on here. There are beautiful multi-texture Luggage Totes and Trapeze Bags, of course, but there’s also the debut of the Celine Edge Bag, a moderately structured shoulder bag that’s particularly striking in a mixture of black leather and red-orange calf hair. My favorite of the collection, though, may be the Celine All Soft Shoulder Bag, a hobo-esque version of the Celine Cabas with a fold-over closure that lends itself well to the brands signature mix of bright-and-neutral colorblocking. The emphasis on shoulder bags in general is interesting, and it might signal a larger industry trend toward those shapes. Check out the full lookbook after the jump.

  • Palm Collection

    I am in the minority having never been a fan of the trapeze, but I love chic the tri-colored “fold over” bag in brown, cream and red (orange?)!

    • Amanda Mull

      I absolutely ADORE that one, and I hate brown. Celine can even find a way to make me like brown. Celine is magic.

    • mlle p

      My favorite also – the bottom of page 8? Perfect color combo.

  • Isabelle

    love the “fold over” bags as well! does anyone know how much it costs?

    • Amanda Mull

      Unfortunately, I can’t find any price information on the new models. Celine is a bit cagey, so usually price info comes from retail and these bags haven’t started coming into stores yet.

  • JJ

    Are those bags at the end the EDGE? I really like those and will be interested in their price point. Some of Celine’s prices are pretty ridiculous (i.e., the Phantom Cabas which costs almost as much as a regular Phantom!). The fold-over hobos look interesting as well. If the price is right, I would definitely consider getting one of those.

  • Mama M

    Love the ones on p. 14!

  • Bag Damzel

    LOVE the all-soft!! Must say the collection is quite inspiring.

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  • BAM

    Are they coming out with any python cabas’ with this collection?

  • S

    Does anybody know when these bags come out next year?! I feel like whenever I get to Holt Renfrew to buy a trapeze, the sales rep just tells me they’re sold out and I could get on the waiting list if I want, but I want to see them, perhaps try them on before I make a purchase. The beige and black trapeze with navy flaps looks gorgeous in the picture!

  • A

    no more trio? :(

  • AV

    Do you know if the Phantom is still coming out?

  • fifi

    This style is very good

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