Hedi Slimane has been on the forefront of the fashion conversation following his debut for Celine back in September.
Dealing with a mix of backlash from the Philophiles to an array of A-listers stepping out in his designs, launch of the new website and the reveal of the new bags, Slimane has been a busy man and now he unveiled his first menswear campaign for Summer 2019 along with a video.
It’s an animated clip of images shot by the designer, it shows a blend of key looks of the menswear collection and still life shots. The soundtrack is from a French synth-pop duo called RUTH that as originally released in 1985 and is a very emblematic song from the Des Jeunes Gens Modernes movement.
What stands out, and what Slimane does well, is tailoring. The black suits are sharp and slim fitting, while in other clips we get a peek of a grained leather jacket and a maxi collar coat. Further in, we start to see some of the bold prints and leather bikers.
The timing couldn’t be better as it’s only recently that Celine announved that they will be joining the Paris men’s show schedule.