February 4, 2023

Hedi Slimane is in an ‘AGE OF INDIENESS’, elevating his rock aesthetic at CELINE to one derived from the ’90s and early 2000s indie sleaze era. house took Slimane Winter 2023 to The Wiltern in Los Angeles, an Art Deco movie palace institution that has since become home to musical artists like Prince, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, Blur, Amy Winehouse and many others who rock ‘n’ roll music. Now it welcomes Slimane’s cast of live performers – notably Iggy Pop, The Strokes, Interpol and The Kills – in a fashion show of volume, opulence and indie undertones.

With the fashion world increasingly breaking the barriers between men’s and women’s clothing, CELINE presents its Winter 2023 show co-ed style. The result is a wardrobe for everyone, with the soundtrack “Hello Operator”, an original song by The White Stripes. Setting the tone in style, the house presented indie sleaze as if it had passed not only through Slimane’s skinny blender, but also through the fashion world’s vision. In short, indie has never looked so luxurious.

Tailoring is at the forefront, opening with a suit that presents an undertone of compliance with gold buttons running from collar to hem before fringed accessories, a bohemian slouchy leather bag and riding boots come together for off-duty rockstar chic. Likewise, such out-of-office references come with faux fur coats dazzling with gold feathers hanging from the piece, jeans as thin as they can be, boy’s leather jackets, and of course, the quintessential tight leather pants.

But it’s menswear in which Slimane shines for winter 2023, capturing the zeitgeist that is indie-sleaze. A red blazer features gold piping for a regal rock number, fit for Beefeaters as well as a Freddy Mercury tribute, while the styling of loose ties worn on undrawn white shirts under plaid car jackets ushers in a North British indie rock aesthetic (think Arctic). Apes, early Oasis, et al).

Prince is reflected in a black power suit, shoulders pointing to the nines while black high-heeled leather boots complete the look, while a preppier theme comes in with leather teddy bomber jackets, cigarette cut trousers and polished brown pointy boots. Stage performances are explored with sparkling silver-trimmed suits and see-through tops with bows and ruffles, while a gold lamé suit continues Slimane’s exploration of looks fit for rock stars.

Combined, CELINE Winter 2023 presents everything Slimane knows and loves. It’s a strong identity, one that has unfailingly carried him from home to home, and this season feels like another extension of his mastery. View the collection above.

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