When Hedi Slimane debuted his first design for Celine on the arm of Lady Gaga, handbag aficionados were given a first look at the French House’s new design direction. And when the Celine 16 debuted, it became one of the most highly talked about bags of the moment, garnering attention for a stark new look at Celine. Despite the roar heard around the world, the line was and continues to remain a big push for the brand. Last summer Slimane and the team at Celine introduced the Celine Soft 16 nearly two years after the silhouette was first brought to life, proving there’s staying power in #NewCeline.
The Celine Soft 16 is a paired down, more relaxed silhouette that’s perfect for the everyday. It’s meant to be more casual and less structured, and now there’s a brand new version in town, the Celine Teen Soft 16. The ideal day to night companion thanks to the Teen’s smaller size and casual fabric strap, which is not adjustable but is removable, the Teen feels fresher and more youthful. The design perfectly pairs back to the brand’s RTW as well as the current movement in fashion which continues to emphasis and obsession with youth culture.
The Celine Teen Soft 16 features the same iconic turn lock closure as its big sis, but the overall shape is much softer and less sturdy. Additionally, due to the bag’s smaller size, it’s not as wide and slightly more compact, making this the perfect grab and go carry. It’s lined in luxurious calfskin leather, designed to offer equal parts fashion and function. Featuring two internal compartments and an interior zipped pocket, with overall dimensions of 6″ L x 9″ W x 4″ D, the size is just right to hold your day (or night) essentials. Purchase now via Celine for $2,400 in black or tan.