Spring Hitlist: Celine
Capsule collections, collaborations,and the new-It sneakers illustrate the high-flying creative spark of the Spring/Summer 2020 season
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Taking text obsession to the next level, a graphic iPhone case from Celine’s Spring offerings proclaims, “It Doesn’t Get Better Than This.” It’s just one of several statement pieces co-created by Hedi Slimane and New York artist David Kramer. While Slimane drew from the boot-cut, cropped-jacket, three-piece styles of late ’60s rock (see the satin souvenir jacket), Kramer’s artistic inner monologue, often riffing on the idealistic advertising norms of the ’70s, punctuated the collection throughout. While some sentiments—“I Have Nostalgia for Things I Probably Have Never Known” scrawled on a retro tee or “There Is No Irony” on a denim trucker jacket—seem open to interpretation, each piece in the high-vocabulary capsule is sure to send the right message.