Here we go again with another round of designer exit, welcoming new names to helm the creative direction of high fashion brands. It was recently announced that acclaimed French designer and photographer Hedi Slimane will be Céline’s new artistic, creative and image director replacing renowned designer Pheobe Philo after she resigned from her 10-year post.
Hedi will oversee the womenswear collection as well as introducing the brand’s first ever menswear collection to the market. He’s already in talks of opening up a standalone boutique for Céline’s menswear sometime in 2019, according to WWD.
“I am delighted to join Bernard Arnault in this all-embracing and fascinating mission for Céline. I greatly look forward to returning to the exciting world of fashion and the dynamism of the ateliers,” he said in a statement.
He’ll join the brand on February 1st and will debut his first women’s and men’s wear for the French house in September.
Hedi’s a really interesting successor to look out for as he’s known to bring in a more edgy aesthetics as compared to Pheobe’s no-nonsense designs from clothes to accessories, all loved by many for the past years. We bet it’ll be a whole new ball game for Céline!
Formerly working for Dior Homme (2000 to 2007) and Saint Laurent (2012 to 2016), he’s got a good rapport with many celebs and young talents. So we’re excited to see what Hedi has installed for us all.