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Hedi Slimane enters the fashion scene by joining Céline

In a shocking announcement this past Sunday, LVMH announced that Hedi Slimane will join Céline starting Feb. 1 this year. The designer will be the director of artistic, creative and image, and he will expand the LVMH label’s offering into menswear, couture and fragrance. The first collection he will show for the brand will be in September during Paris Fashion Week.  Slimane will be taking over for Phoebe Philo, who announced she would be leaving the brand after its Autumn 2018 presentation in March. Bernard Arnault, LVMH chairman and chief executive, commented in a statement:

“I am particularly happy that Hedi is back within the LVMH Group and taking the reins of our Céline maison. He is one of the most talented designers of our time. I have been a great admirer of his work since we collaborated on Dior Homme, which he launched to global critical acclaim in the 2000s. His arrival at Céline reinforces the great ambitions that LVMH has for this maison.”

Slimane has worked with Dior Homme, who he brought back to life both in 2000 and 2007. He left the brand to launch his own label, before which he worked with Saint Laurent.

“I am delighted to join Bernard Arnault in this all-embracing and fascinating mission for Céline,” Slimane said. “I greatly look forward to returning to the exciting world of fashion and the dynamism of the ateliers.”

“Hedi Slimane is an exceptional designer, complete artist and passionate about his work,” Sidney Toledano, the man who made Dior a powerhouse for over 20 years, said. “I am certain that he will bring his renowned creative energy and discipline to lead Céline to ever greater success.”

Fashion Free Land

Dear Reader,

Did you ever wonder how fur would look on you? Did you ever wonder if thongs are really just for women? Or if pink is really a taboo? If you have, then you haven’t been to the fashion world.

When you wonder, you never know. Keep that in mind.

As we witness designers loosing all inhibitions on the runways, it is only fair to join the ride. So if you are into hairnets as Riccardo Tisci, strut it all the way out.

For Spring 2015, the menswear collections included it all. If you wanted to formalize the mood with a childish touch of stripes, proceed to Dior Homme.

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If you are starving for tailored, churchy and monochrome strictness Givenchy is open 24/7.

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And with Hedi Slimane’s continuous rock ’n’ roll indulgence, you don’t have to fantasize about your favorite rock star, you can be one.

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So this season and proceeding forward, don’t understate your desire to wear what was sewn for you. But, you have to always keep in mind that size does matter and always choose the perfect one for your body.
On a lighter note can you imagine yourself wearing a backless shirt or perhaps a dress?

 

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Hey Chelsea!

When people talk about Chelsea, one might imagine a blonde girl with blue eyes, or perhaps Chelsea, New York. But when people talk about the Chelsea, it’s the traditionally black leather, closely fitted, ankle-high boot.

If you haven’t been introduced to Chelsea, please proceed to read on below.

With all the credits and thank you gestures to Queen Victoria’s shoemaker, J. Sparkes-Hall, the Chelsea boot was born in 1851, and later became an iconic element during the MOD era in the ‘60s.

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With a noticeable comeback that has been served on many runway shows by various designer houses, the Chelsea boot has been and is a celebrity favorite. With a unisex character, the Chelsea boot has been worn by the boldest such as, John Lennon, Kate Moss and many more.

With the Chelsea boot you can never go wrong, at least Saint Laurent’s creative director, Hedi Slimane didn’t. Opting for the Beatles inspired Chelsea boot that is distinguished with a Cuban heel, Slimane incorporated a lot of Chelsea boots in the menswear collection, and that truly highlights the importance of you owning one.

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Mostly popular in leather and suede, the Chelsea boot is to be found anywhere and everywhere. With an immortal modishness, the Chelsea boot is the best investment one shouldn’t hesitate to approach, don’t you want to feel like Sir Paul, or look like Kate?

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Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2015 at Paris

After the departure of Stefano Pilati in 2012, Hedi Slimane was appointed the Creative Director with one thing in mind, to reinvent the brand image. Along with designing a ready-to-wear line that flew off the shelves, Slimane shocked the world by changing the brand’s iconic name, Yves Saint Laurent, to the modern Saint Laurent. And this year, Slimane has once again set the fashion world ablaze with the Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 15 collection. Inspiration this year comes from the eccentric dress code of the hippies mixed with the modern silhouette of Slimane’s designs. All in all, this line is definitely something to watch out for next summer.

Check out the pictures here.