Last month Celine presented its Winter 2021 collection, CELINE PARADE, which was a continuation of the brand’s current Spring 2021 collection. A playful ode to youth culture, the collection is designed to be fashion-forward, but approachable and easy to wear. Hedi Slimane presented a mix of bags, both new and old, with classics such as the Triomphe appearing alongside new shapes.
One of Slimane’s newest designs for Celine takes a classic box silhouette and updates it with a slightly more relaxed shape, softer leather and a locked detail. Though this new shape, called the Tabou Bag, made its debut on the runway a month ago, it already hit Celine.com and we’ve got another look at the Tabou, which is coming to boutiques later this year.
The Tabou is crafted from calfskin leather and is fully lined in leather as well – lambskin to be exact. The simple silhouette is characterized by its accordion-like side gussets and flap closure that features a slim leather strip that attaches the bag’s flap to its body. Finished with a hanging gold-tone lock that sits atop a snap closure, the Tabou is simple and sleek, meant to be worn over the shoulder or crossbody as the bag’s strap is adjustable and also removable. Inside there are two main compartments, and with overall dimensions of 6″ L x 9″ W x 3″ D the bag is designed to hold your everyday essentials.
This simple silhouette is neither groundbreaking nor new by any means, but one thing that Slimane is highly skilled at is making youthful fashion feel both attainable and approachable. The Tabou feels like that exactly, a trendy shape that can be worn by many and styled so many different ways. At the end of the day, that’s everything a luxury handbag should be. From weekend errands when you want your look to be downtown Parisian cool to weekday power-looks and beyond, there’s room in your closet for the Tabou. Currently the bag is shown in navy blue and tan in the medium size via Celine for $2,450, and you can sign up to be notified when the bag becomes available.