Why Celine's new direction is causing a stir in the fashion world

Mosha Lundstrom Halbert talks the changes to fashion brand Celine.
A model presents a creation by Celine during the Spring-Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show in Paris, on September 28, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP/Getty Images) (AFP/Getty Images)
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The fashion brand Celine, and it's former creative director Phoebe Philo are widely credited for changing the way women dress over the past decade.

In January, the brand appointment Hedi Slimane as the new creative director, leaving many wondering what direction he would take Celine. Recently at Paris Fashion week, Celine had their first fashion show with Slimane at it's helm, and fans of the iconic brand were not happy with the direction he decided to take. Mosha Lundstrom Halbert​ unpacks the controversy surrounding Celine and explains why this new direction isn't sitting well with the fashion world. 

A model presents a creation by Celine during the Spring-Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show in Paris, on September 28, 2018. (Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP / Getty Images)
A model presents a creation by Celine, during the women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 1, 2017. (BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
A model presents a creation by Celine during the Spring-Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show in Paris, on September 28, 2018. ( ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
A model presents a creation by Celine, during the women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Bertrand GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images) (BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

— Produced by Cora Nijhawan

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