Celine Homme, Celine’s menswear division helmed by Hedi Slimane, launches The Dancing Kid pop-up – an exclusive capsule dedicated to the spring/summer 2021 collection.
A freewheeling spirit and skate culture influences.
CELINE HOMME is launching on Mr.Porter luxury retail platform a one season pop-up featuring an exclusive capsule dedicated to the House’s spring/summer 2021 collection titled “The Dancing Kid”.
MR PORTER will debut 48 pieces from Hedi Slimane’s spring/summer 2021 CELINE HOMME collection – 30 of which are exclusive to MR PORTER and five of which have an exclusivity window from 20 November to the end of the year. Standout pieces from the collection include the black mirrored joggers, the acid-washed denim trucker jacket with appliqué patches, the black and white Baja knit poncho, the oversized T-shirt with “The Dancing Kid” logo, and the palm tree print camp-collar silk shirt.
“The Dancing Kid”, inspired by Eboys, current skate culture and new adolescent codes of dress and creativity, is a candid portrait of a generation that has taken advantage of confinement and isolation by asserting and emancipating itself through the spontaneity of dance, music and self-expression. Mr Hedi Slimane invited six artists to participate in the campaign, which has been realised as a group show, along with a new visual language anchored in dance and teen romance.
“Hedi Slimane has long been renowned for his uncanny ability to interpret and reflect the constantly shifting nature of youth culture,” wrote Mr.Porter‘s Ashley Clarke. “Since taking over as creative director at CELINE in 2018 and introducing menswear to the French house for the first time in its history, Mr Slimane has executed his vision for the brand with characteristic verve.”
Mr.Porter’s team photographed the collection on New York street skater Mr Keith “Shredmaster” Hardy, who takes the viewer on a day- and night-long journey through Manhattan’s Lower East Side. “If dance floors look set to remain empty for some time yet, Mr Hardy, like so many of Mr Slimane’s inspirations for “The Dancing Kid”, offers a timely reminder that the spirit of dressing well lies in enjoying the clothes we wear, no matter where we are,” added Mr.Porter.