Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Ad Campaigns And Catalogues #179


Below: New designs for Céline's Summer 2011 bags. This Clasp Calfskin Shoulder Bag is understated and sophisticated...



Below: Interesting triangular shape for these new Zip Around Shoulder Bag with Chain Link Handles... a great companion for evening affairs:-)


Below: For the new colours, cognac is my favourite! The pale yellow Croco Box Shoulder Bag is also looking promising:-)


Below: Python and croco skin updates on the highly coveted Box Shoulder Bag...


Below: However, not all Céline updates on their classics look appealing... This Knit Luggage Shopper is just messy and impractical for summer time. Yikes!


Below: Céline's take on Leopard prints. I love the bi-material cabas!



Below: Python and calfskin...


Below: Croco skin may be luxurious, but these look like they could have come from fast fashion chains...



Below: This new Clasp Calfskin Cabas could be Céline's answer for a more secure way to hold the contents...


Céline Summer 2011 Bags

What new bag designs have Phoebe Philo come up with for Summer 2011? That is the question a lot of Céline fans are keenly awaiting. Wait no further, here's a look at the upcoming offerings from the hottest luxury label now...

To be honest, I am a little disappointed about this new collection. There are some noteworthy new designs, but they are not that outstanding to ignite an instant lust. As for updates on the classics (Box shoulder bag, Luggage Tote and my favourite Leather Cabas), the result is a mixed of good and bad.

What I most like about the collection is the colours. Primerose, Power pink, Cognac, Burgundy are really nice shades that adds colour without overpowering. As for shapes, the new triangular Zip Around Shoulder Bag and the Clasp Calfskin Shoulder Bag are nice additions with just the right amount of hardware. Chain handles on the Zip Around Shoulder Bag exudes a sophisticated feel, glamourous and ideal for evening affairs.

As for the updates on classic designs... I am underwhelmed with the new prints and materials. Worst of the lot is the Knit Luggage Shopper which is messy and impractical for summer season (wool for summer?!?!). Looking like a home DIY project gone wrong, I am surprised this actually came from Céline which stood for clean and minimal aesthetics. The Leopard Canvas and Leather Cabas and Luggage Tote fortunately saves the day, presenting an on-trend take on the classics while remaining functional and easy to mix and match. There is also a croco print version of the leather cabas in beautiful black and burgundy, but those can be mistaken for what is sold at fast fashion chains. A new variant of the leather cabas is also offered, with the introduction of a metal clasp to close off the top of the tote. For fans who had been wanting a more secure way to safekeep their belongings, this could be the answer:-)

All in all, I have not been as excited with this new Céline Summer 2011 Collection as I had with the past seasons. There is simply something lacking and the surprise factor perhaps have eroded over time.

Source: Céline

1 comment:

Jensen Ng said...

Love the black Clasp Calfskin Shoulder Bag!