Celine FW19 Marks a New Era for the French Brand

Celine FW19 Marks a New Era for the French Brand

From beginning to end, the collection embodies glamorous, French working-woman style.

From beginning to end, the collection embodies glamorous, French working-woman style.

Photography: Schohaja

Text: Erin McDowell

Celine FW19 embodied everything we've come to love about the brand — effortless, ready-to-wear pieces that exude a cool factor all their own. Since taking the reigns of the French fashion house, Hedi Slimane has infused his own signature style reminiscent of his days at YSL into every collection. Celine Fall 2019, however, marks a new journey for the designer. Though glamorous and quite obviously vintage-inspired, the collection is a word we thought we'd never associate with a Slimanian Celine — casual. This is not to say it is off-the-rack: that couldn't be farther from the truth. The collection is perhaps comparable to "old Celine" items lauded across social media, but with a new vision that couldn't be more in keeping with the brand's dedication to creating innovative pieces that are youthful yet classic.

From beginning to end, the collection embodies glamorous, French working-woman style. It is ladylike in all the right places, but with an edgy twist (see: aviator sunglasses, over-the-top animal prints, and accents of metallics and sequins). Celine Fall 2019 introduces a new muse: one who can wear jeans to a cocktail party and still remain undeniably chic. For fans desperately yearning for the elegant designs Celine made their name on, you're in luck. There may no longer be an accent over the "e," but this new direction is sure to inspire, empower, and accomplish everything Celine set out to do for the modern woman.

To view the highlights from the runway of Celine's Fall 2019 Paris Fashion Week show, check out the slideshow below.

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