The Céline Fall/Winter 20/21 is a romantic collection with a strong flair for independent, free and strong women. The new proportions and the dominance of smooth velvet are at the foundation of the collection for this season, it is an evolution of the Celine wardrobe.
The collection is unisex and be worn by both men and women, including the bags. Even, male models were wearing silk blouse. This season Celine collaborated with Fondation Cezar to create a limited Edition Jewellery line of 100 Vermeil and 100 Silver pieces. each piece is presented in an artisanal pine box hot stamped with the designer signature.
EACH PIECE IS SUPPOSED TO BE HELD AND RENDERED PERSONAL BY ITS EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WEIGHT. THROUGH THIS TACTILE
MANIPULATION, IT BECOMES A TALISMAN OF STRENGTH AND REASSURANCE, REGARDLESS OF GENDER.
THIS SPIRIT IS REFLECTED IN THE ORIGINAL CELINE WOMAN, WHOSE SILHOUETTE AND ATTITUDE STEMMED FROM PARIS IN THE 1970S.
BOTH CELINE AND CÉSAR’S STORIES PAY HOMAGE TO THE MEMORY AND THE FAMILIARITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL.
LES CRISTAUX CELINE
Celine Jewellery line is build around the unique characteristics of each stone, crystal tiger’s eye, amethyst, smoky quartz …
Hedi Slimane chose each stone for their symbolic meaning and historical and cultural signification. Each piece is unique and reflect the spirit and energy of the Celine women.
“When Judy talked about this idea of goddesses, my mind immediately came back to my memories of the statues in Rome, of Botticelli, my point of view that is more Italian.”
Maria Grazia Chiuri joined forces with Judy Chicago to realize the idea of the show. So, on the first day of the couture season, we entered the birth canal of Chicago’s installation, there to watch Chiuri summon a golden host of goddesses onto a womb-shaped runway. The backdrop of the runaway featured a message “What if Women rued the world” as a strong statement from the designer to the world.
Over a six-month preparation, Chiuri’s conversation with Chicago birthed this idea about worship of goddesses and the struggle of women artists to find their own means of expression.
So there were the Dior goddesses, in Chiuri in shiffon and silk, walking in their Roman sandals, silken-fringe dresses conjured without stitching, one shoulder drappe dresses, wrap-over floor-length pleated shirtdress with a blouse and a skirt knotted to one side. The Gold color was dominant and big pieces of accessories were features with almost every look.
“To build the structure of a gown, we have to start with the fundations. It is the backbone that hangs the body”.
I have always admired Stephane Roland, his style is so unique and distingue and always picture women as free, sensual and strong.
“Everything was black-and-white; everything was about volume and contrast. My eyes were trained early on with these concepts and everything I do is about contrast, volume and movement. It’s in my DNA.”
He always captures my attention with his passion for details and movement. Architecture is one of the main inspiration of Stéphane Rolland, he sees couture as work of Art and Science. I was so happy that during my visit to Paris to cover the fashion week, I got the chance to visit Stephane Roland in his Atelier and meet the artist behind this brand.
Stéphane Rolland’s haute couture collection for Fall/Winter 19/20 is a fine and perfect blend of Western and Chinese influences.
This collection was born during his visit to the Forbidden City in China. The concept of this haute couture collection was a combination of ‘the forbidden’ along with the richness of the history of the Chinese empire.
Precious satins, large volumes and Kimono style dresses, the collection was Magical. Deep red dresses, symbolizing vitality in Chinese culture, these pieces gave energy to the collection. Stephane also included his signature geometric models, with clean cuts and architectural volumes. We notice the meticulous embroidery mostly with pearls in addition to giant brooches, placed on a shoulder or worn as a bracelet or ring embellished with crystal or jade stone.
Below are favorite looks, that’s is almost the entire collection:
The First Chanel Collection by Virginie Viard was set in a library inspired by the one in Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment on rue Cambon. The collection was fresh yet very chic and crafted with feathers, embroidery and ribbon. Viard recreated a softer Legarfield style with a more feminine touch, featuring high collars, puffed sleeves, bow ties and voluminous skirts .
Despite this being a couture collection, most of the looks seemed for everyday wear, tweed overcoats, flat shoes, skirt suits oversized puffed jackets.
These are my Favorite Chanel looks from this collection,