A turtleneck never looked sexier.
Borrowed from the 1970s blazer.
The 1970s ladylike dress.
The boxpleated skirt.
City meets country plaid skirt suit.
Culottes are going to be big.
HW Endorses, 1 of 2
Hedi Slimane hasn’t got better at his debuts for storied houses: His ﬁrst collection at Saint Laurent was panned, and at Celine, he had insiders scratching their heads. But the second time for the latter is the charm. Why? Because when Slimane gets past his obsession with youth tribes, he is Steve Jobs-like at identifying fashion’s Next Big Thing.
So, what is that NBT? How about the opposite of fashion overload with a classic wardrobe inspired by the uniformity of the early 1970s? Plaid or corduroy blazers; turtlenecks with leggy jeans or lean pinstriped suits; high-necked, ruffled librarian blouses tucked neatly into culottes or boxpleated skirts; and everything anchored with boots, from midshin to mid-thigh.
It’s not the ﬁrst time Slimane (or other designers) has plundered that era, but to his credit, he was channelling the real #oldceline – the one created by founder Celine Vipiana. We think it will be the start of something new.
For more of what makes #newoldceline stand out, turn the page. – ST
#newoldceline 2 of 2:
We are in an era of overdesign. But at #newoldceline, boots are boots, and the classic Mary Jane and loafer are back.
Triomphe calfskin sandals (price unavailable).
Calfskin wedge mid-thigh boots, $3,150.
Claude calfskin ankle boots (price unavailable).
Calfskin wedge ankle boots, $1,650.
Babies patent calfskin Mary Janes (price unavailable).
Polished calfskin loafers, $1,450.
The 1970s women’s bag is a saddle bag, an M-sized duffel, or a tote.
Triomphe canvas duffel, $2,250.
Chaine Triomphe calfskin cross-body, $4,300.
Teen Triomphe watersnake patchwork bag, $6,200.
Watersnake one-handled bag, $4,050.
Crecy S shiny lambskin cross-body, $2,700.
Long and relaxed, pageboy, or in a natural Afro state – the takeaway here is that hair looks its best when the style is least contrived.