French fashion house Céline recently made headlines by announcing that Hedi Slimane will be taking the reins as the brand’s new creative director.
Slimane has very quickly ushered in a new era for Céline. Fans of the brand are eagerly awaiting the designer’s first releases.
Numerous outlets, such as Refinery29, have allegedly spotted what may be the first of Slimane’s designs on celebrities such as Lady Gaga.
The designer has brought the brand into a new era by unveiling a new logo.
Céline’s logo will no longer feature the iconic accent aigu over the second ‘e’ in the brand’s name.
However, this is technically not a new change. Céline’s logo during the 1960s did not contain the accent mark. One does have to wonder if this nod to the brand’s history signifies a renaissance of sorts for Céline’s classic image.
The brand stated:
“The modernist typography used dates from the 1930s. The accent on the ‘e’ has been removed to enable a simplified and more balanced proportion, evoking the Céline collections of the 1960s where the accent wasn’t used often. The spacing between the letters has been balanced out and the letters have been brought closer together.”
Of course, fans of Céline have to wait until Paris Fashion Week to see any new designs from the brand. It is very likely that the brand’s new designs will be heavily inspired by 1960s fashion.
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