When @hedislimane joined @celine in February, the first thing he did was design a new bag.
Marking the house s first official comment on the Slimane era, Séverine Merle, chief executive officer of Celine, discussed the linchpin launch exclusively with WWD. The 16 handbag is the ultimate symbol of Hedi Slimane s vision for Celine: it emphasizes our knowledge of incredible craftsmanship, she said.
Since @ladygaga was seen carrying the 16, becoming the first celebrity to wear Slimane s new Celine designs, the house has been flooded with inquiries, suggesting the prolific designer has scored another hit even before showing a single stitch of clothing.
The French house, which has shut down its e-commerce site in the countdown to Slimane's debut show on Sept. 28, plans to unveil a redesigned platform in early October carrying a capsule of Slimane s new collection for women and men, alongside a selection of current season merchandise, designed by a team before his arrival. Link in bio for the full story by @jdiderich #wwdnews