At the French circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, which usually hosts the French stage of the Formula 1 championship, Hedi Slimane presented the Homme Spring/Summer 2021 collection “The Dancing Kid” by Celine.
Adolescence as the fulcrum of the story, a praise to the generation of the E-boys who, forced into their homes during the lockdown period, gave vent to their creativity through dance, in a sensitive and delicate way, posting their performances on TikTok.
“The Dancing Kid” represents just that, a sort of representation of the contemporary teenager who, according to Hedi Slimane, represents the prototype of contemporaneity.
An imperturbable generation, that Z generation, forged on social networks, “a candid portrait of a generation that took advantage of imprisonment to establish itself and emancipate itself creatively”, said the creative director of the French fashion house.
The looks of the show shot on July 19, reflect the new aesthetic codes of adolescence inspired by the skate culture and at the same time winking at the grunge culture of the 90s.
Ripped and ruined jeans, fluorescent acetate jackets, other sequined jackets, pants with animalier patterns, oversized cardigans, giant knitted ponchos, bucket hats, baseball hats and helmets, all these garments could easily come from any wardrobe, which is often a chair, of any contemporary teenager.
The soundtrack that accompanies the entire show was specially curated by 22-year-old rapper Tiagz who produced an ad hoc version of the piece “My name is Tiago”.
A show that has also intertwined trust and energy in the future, with the hope that the young people, protagonists of this Homme Spring/Summer 2021 collection by Celine, will once again become the Dancing kids no longer forced into their bedrooms but free to dance in clubs and discos around the world, because that would mean that we will have put this difficult period behind us.