It's been nearly two years since Hedi Slimane debuted his first handbag design for Celine on the arm of mega-superstar Lady Gaga. When the Celine 16 debuted it became one of the most highly talked about bags of the moment, garnering attention for what was to become Slimane's new direction at Celine. Now, two years after its debut Slimane is back with a new version of his very first bag. Introducing: the Celine Soft 16.
For pre-fall 2020, Slimane has given his first design for Celine a bit of a make-under of sorts, pairing down the structured design and making a more relaxed version, which is ideal for the everyday. This debut is incredibly timely, as big bags, and soft totes are trending throughout designer's pre-fall and fall collections. The Soft 16 is a new classic staple from the House, meant to be a more casual day bag and designed as a complement to the existing 16 line, which has been carried by the likes of Kaia Gerber, Emma Roberts, Angelina Jolie and more.
This style just launched on Celine.com, and is currently available in a large size either in smooth calfskin or grained calfskin. The Soft features the same iconic turn lock closure as the original, but the overall shape is much more relaxed with soft shoulder straps. Lined in luxurious leather, the bag is designed to offer functionality, and features an interior flat pocket as well as two internal compartments.
Overall dimensions are 15"W X 10"L X 7"D with an 11" shoulder strap drop. Retail is $2,650 for the grained calfskin version and $2,950 in smooth calfskin. Discover more via Celine.
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