In 2011 Hedi Slimane released Anthology of a Decade, a collection of photographs taken from 2000-2010 that were a quintessential representation of the turn of the Millenium. Those who came of age during the 2000s will remember the decade for its angsty fashion trends. Think skinny jeans, rocker-chic moto jackets, and the advent of the supermodel off-duty look.
Largely influenced by music, fashion, and culture, Slimane’s compilation of a decade of work covered both his early days at Saint Laurent as well as the period of time during which he took a break from fashion to focus on photography, traveling the world to document youth culture.
A Renaissance Begins
Now, Hedi Slimane taps into that former life with his latest collection for Celine, which is said to be a renaissance of the designer/photographer/creative extraordinaire’s 2000s era. Dubbed La Collection de Saint-Tropez, the Celine Summer 2023 collection, while filmed in October, debuted earlier today. Given its inspirations, the pieces are not all that surprising.
Against the stunning backdrop of Saint-Tropez, Models strutted the runway in chunky moto boots, mini skirts, leather jackets, and skinny jeans. Yes, you read that right, skinny jeans. As for the bags, the new Celine Matelassé Monochrome appeared on the runway as well as the new House staple Triomphe. The real standout, however, is a brand-new bag from the House.
Introducing the Celine Conti Bag
Designed by Hedi Slimane with the 2000s in mind, the latest silhouette from Celine is called the Conti bag. Described as a relaunch of the Cabas bag from Slimane’s London period, this semi-structured silhouette is meant to be worn in the crook of the arm. Offered in an array of colors and materials — there are supple leather versions as well as suede and polished crocodile, the Conti bag is worn relaxed with its belt buckle slung open. Discover more from the runway below.
images courtesy of Celine