- Apr 11, 2016
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Yo thanks thorns... you have a brand to rec?Try slim bootcut jeans. Black would be preferable for a more edgy vibe. Have the thighs be tight for a more modern vibe.
Yeah, they were fast on their uptake on Hedi's women's fw19 Celine.
I don't think Hedi is really that focused on Phoebe's Céline. Her vision felt very experimental when looking at her most recent seasons. Here is Hedi's template for success, creative director's edition.
1. Visit archives of house to learn its history
2. Decide on the overarching story he wants for the brand
3. Insert obscure brand history into details of items
4. For each season, decide on which past musical genre to be inspired by
5. Modernize the past so that it becomes accessible
6. Dress indie musicians in pieces to give his work some authenticity because it is glorified cosplay
People think that Hedi was "forced by critics" to do fw19 because of the backlash from ss19...but in reality fw19 was planned well in advance. My theory about ss19 was that, ignoring the females in suits like the male counterparts, it was for the red carpet. All those dresses that were criticized ended up being the pieces that they had celebrities decked out in for events. It is just unusual to have women on the red carpet dressed in fw19 as it is too casual. But this is just my theory.
Part of the reason why people aren't as into Hedi's vision for Celine is because it is much more educated and French. He's been inserting hints of it if people are perceptive. This wasn't what they signed up for when they were first interested in Hedi from the Saint Laurent days. For example, Marilyn Manson was an appropriate icon for Hedi's vision of Saint Laurent. He is in no way appropriate for Hedi's vision of Celine. There's been a heavy emphasis on ties for Celine for ss19 and fw19. The beginning is always going to set the expectation of what people have for the brand. ss19 and fw19 are likely to be closest to the core vision of Hedi's Celine.
Sorbonne collar is a reference to the Sorbonne University in Paris:
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Celine university sweater:
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It almost appears as if the "flagship" model footwear is the single monk strap Jacno shoe:
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However, I don't think most people attracted to Hedi's Saint Laurent is ready to want to wear monk strap dress shoes. Another shoe that they're pushing hard at Celine are the loafers. Hedi tried to push loafers at Saint Laurent during ss13, but it seems like they abandoned loafers quite quickly.
Haven't been keeping up to date on the men's side of fast fashion, but the women's side are already ripping Hedi's fw19. Men are usually more conservative, so I expect it to take some time.