Hedi Slimane has cemented his status as the ultimate arbiter of effortless, insouciant French girl style with his collections for Celine. His autumn/winter 2021 show for the house was no exception.
The 57-look collection was an homage to the idea of Parisian chic, juxtaposed with Gen Z irreverence. Featuring a gamut of sharp, tailored separates mixed with more relaxed silhouettes, quintessentially French pussybow blouses, as well as heritage jackets and coats, were styled with cropped tops, hoodies and denim, along with grunge-inspired dresses and cardigans.
Whether for work or play, day or night, here is Vogue Singapore’s take on how to nail French girl style effortlessly with Celine’s autumn/winter 2021 collection:
1. The new work suit
Consider styling your work jacket with a matching pair of sharply tailored shorts for an unexpected, yet sophisticated twist. Opt for a jacket with a boxier, more masculine silhouette for that enviably nonchalant ease.
2. The everyday It-bag
Add French-girl flair to any ensemble with the versatile Celine Tabou bag. Designed to carry your everyday necessities, the Tabou bag comes with an adjustable and removable strap. Wear it on your shoulder or across your body for day, or carry it as a clutch at night.
3. The evening tux
Subvert typical evening dress codes with an immaculately tailored tuxedo suit. Consider pairing it with a delicate silk pussybow blouse for that characteristically French interplay between masculine and feminine.
4. The statement slip
Minimal effort, maximum impact is one of the key tenets of French girl style. Make an impression with a slinky, statement slip such as the embroidered number above. Remember to keep your accessories low-key—a simple, elegant necklace, a matching bracelet and for a touch of irreverence, maybe even a scrunchie.
Photography Timothy Schaumburg
Styling Xander Ang
Hair Wataru Suzuki
Make-up Kenny Campbell, using K. colo(u)rs
Producer Sina Linke/Services United
Model Yilan Hua/Francina Models
Photographer’s assistants Kristina Weinhold and Lukas Wenninger
Stylist’s assistant Stanley Bruzzese
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