Why you need a piece of Hedi Slimane’s first Celine collab with Christian Marclay
Punk styles are stronger than ever right now. If you're wanting to inject some sound sensibility into your look this season, Celine’s art project is calling. Here's everything you need to know about the fresh drop...
When Hedi Slimane unveiled his debut collection for Celine, he birthed both menswear and a style of punk sensibility. The runway basically turned into an indie gig – male models sporting the slimmest of trousers and the jazziest of jackets, with all eyes firmly fixed on the latter. As it turned out, those graphic pieces were part of a collaboration with artist Christian Marclay and they're now available to buy.
The collaboration marks Celine's first art project and it's charismatic to say the least. Art lovers in London may be familiar with Christian Marclay's work; he's the man behind “The Clock”, Tate Modern's 24-hour installation that explored time and narrative through cinematic clips. He's a master among subcultures, a lover of sound and style, so his outlook matches Slimane's pretty well. Their collaboration for Celine SS19 (literally) speaks to us: Marclay's comic book collages have been transposed into wearable – and fashionable – essentials.
Graphic bomber jackets with onomatopoeic prints, hefty rucksacks stamped with infrared musicians, biker jackets topped with patchworks – the collaboration is a brand new genre for the French house. It's inspired by the punk rock movement of the Seventies, so if you're a musician looking to amp up your style this season you couldn't find a better uniform. If punk mannerisms aren't your forte, Celine will at least teach you how to dress like one. Indie style is returning, so grab a graphic bomber jacket and queue up a musical session this weekend. Just make sure you pick up your outfit soon – this collaboration is limited edition, so it won't be rolling for long.
'Zzhaa Zow' patch biker jacket
'Zzhaa Zow' printed T-shirt
'Phonoguitar' printed backpack
'Kabloosh' patch and leather jacket