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CELINE ST TROPEZ BEACH EDIT - THE ULTIMATE SUMMER STAPLES
Hedi Slimane embarks on a summer of calfskin slides, outsized Coffin totes, and AirPod paniers
Last winter Kaia Gerber marched a pack of Angelenos around Monaco’s Stade Louis II stadium swathed in well-worn denims, Ava bags, and truncated tops peeking beneath tweed lapels – ensuring the relaxed silhouettes and modish street style failsafe of our times would be preserved in Hedi Slimane’s archives for posterity.
Today, as we haltingly reemerge from our homes and lean into tempered lockdown orders, Slimane makes a foray on the post-pandemic casualization of fashion with Celine’s latest installment of Spring/Summer 2021’s outing, the St Tropez Beach capsule. It’s a clutch of braided Façon Raffia Tambour totes, flared denims, Beach Baja blousons, Maillon Triomphe Shell colliers, and string bikinis – sitting at the nexus of layered house code and balmy, midsummer languor.
Under Slimane’s deft eye, Celine has again collided with the covetable ‘it-dom’ of today’s fashion ethos, turning soft shapes and unassuming luxury to the crest of house heritage – readying us for summer one Teen Triomphe at a time.