• EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Bag That Is Launching Hedi Slimane's Celine Reboot

    10 days ago - By WWD

    PARIS - When Hedi Slimane joined Celine in February, the first thing he did was design a new bag.
    It was a smart move, considering accessories make up an estimated 65 percent of the brand's revenues and its owner, French luxury titan Bernard Arnault, had touted the arrival of the “global superstar” designer as heralding a doubling or tripling of Celine's turnover within five years.
    Fortunately, creating accessories is an exercise Slimane relishes. The designer, who previously drove skyrocketing sales at Saint Laurent and Dior Homme, named his debut Celine creation the 16, after the...
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