Must Read: Hedi Slimane Gives His First Interview as the Head of Celine, What Comes After Leaving a Big Fashion House?

hedi slimane celine interview - Must Read: Hedi Slimane Gives His First Interview as the Head of Celine, What Comes After Leaving a Big Fashion House?

Hedi Slimane. Photo: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Hedi Slimane gives his first interview as the head of Celine 
Since Hedi Slimane‘s appointment at Celine, he’s already removed the accent from the logo but has barely said a word to the press. Ahead of his highly-anticipated debut for the French label, the notoriously secretive designer sat down with Business of Fashion, where he opened up about his family, social media, living in LA and how his vision will differ from Phoebe Philo‘s. {Business of Fashion

What comes next after leaving a big fashion house?
In a new piece for The New York Times, Elizabeth Paton caught up with designers who left major fashion houses over the last couple of years to see what they’ve been up to since. Alber Elbaz has been teaching and Jonathan Saunders is designing furniture. Frida Giannini works for Save the Children, while Peter Copping decorated his house and Jenna Lyons napped. Doesn’t sound too shabby to us. {The New York Times

There’s a Virgil Abloh and Ikea pop-up in Paris
Virgil Abloh and Ikea are finally giving fans the opportunity to purchase their exclusive collaboration at a forthcoming Paris pop-up shop. The temporary space is set to open on Saturday morning and will stock four collaborative rugs. According to Hypebae, Paris is the first stop of four cities scheduled to host a Virgil Abloh x Ikea pop-up store. {Hypebae

Will French fashion-tech finally take-off? 
Even though France is home to leading luxury giants like LVMH and Kering, the fashion capital has failed to birth any major fashion-tech companies. But that could change, all thanks to President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to transform the country into a start-up nation. Now, France is unleashing a series of technology-focused initiatives, which could help French fashion-tech really take off. {Business of Fashion

Cindy Crawford fronts a fall campaign for Acne Studios
Acne Studios explored the idea of icons for its latest campaign, and to do so it tapped photographer Sam Abell to shoot supermodel Cindy Crawford in front of the Cadillac Ranch installation in Amarillo, Texas. In the images, Crawford wears newly reissued versions of the brand’s first ever jeans from its 1996 collection. {WWD

What Michael Kors will do to grow Versace 
Gucci sending a live bird down the runway Monday was overshadowed by the news that Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. is to acquire all of Versace for $2.12 billion. The purchase was confirmed Tuesday morning, and the industry is abuzz with chatter on what will happen to the iconic Italian label under its new American leadership. WWD speculates that Kors will likely build up the accessories portion of the Versace brand, for starters. {WWD

H&M tests new retail concept
With stagnant sales and falling shares, H&M has begun testing a new retail concept to attract shoppers and break with its cluttered, budget store past. H&M’s first revised shop is located in Stockholm and offers a smaller, more curated range of clothes, displayed on airy shelves and tables in color-coordinated sections. The space also serves espresso and holds invitation-only events. {Business of Fashion

Celine unveils another new Hedi Slimane-designed bag
In other Slimane/Celine news, the French label unveiled a new Slimane-designed handbag via Instagram on Tuesday. Called the Monogram “C” bag, it’s inspired by “a 1970 historical Celine closure,” per the caption. The quilted pattern is also a “signature feature” of ’80s Celine bags. It looks familiar for sure. It will be available this November. {@celine/Instagram}

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