Hedi Slimane‘s CELINE HOMME is always drenched in dazzling androgyny, expanding its grunge fantasy by unearthing “The Show That Never Was” for Summer 2024. The menswear division was due to stage an extravagant runway in July, forced to cancel due to unprecedented circumstances.
CELINE HOMME enters a “Delusional Daydream” for Summer 2024, seeing Slimane recall his ’00s aspirations of documenting emerging talent in New York City. From Nate Lowman to Dan Colen and Banks Violette, he deconstructed underground art scenes and channeled them into a leather-heavy collection that redefines formality.
Shot inside Paris’ La Gaîté Lyrique culture center and Monaco’s Palais Garnier opera house, the city landmarks open to Slimane’s edgy cast guided by ballet dancer Laurids Seidel. The dim-lit halls are ignited by LCD Soundsystem‘s 2005 album Losing My Edge that boomed models down the runway.
The artistic range is young, wild, and free, seeing models stroll through mirrored walkways in rebellious uniforms. The opening look signaled what was to come, promoting Slimane’s trademark identity. Skintight leggings were matched with ruffled tops in bloom, previewing a remix of bold menswear suits. Additional figures covered bare chests with a creative breeze, while shrunken motorcycle jackets followed shimmering tops and sheer lace interpretations.
Rhinestone-encrusted suiting caught fire under the spotlight, contrasting leather tracksuits with Old English “Man, Myth, and Magic” text. Slimane redefined common formalwear for defiant men everywhere, revealing wrap-around double-breasted sets, pinstriped versions, and glossy designs to round out the collection.
Take a closer look at CELINE HOMME’s Summer 2024 runway video above.