As confirmed by Hedi Slimane at Celine, formal footwear is back with a vengeance. And tonight in Paris at the designer’s men’s debut for the LVMH owned house, the loafer was the star of the show.
It came in leopard, graphic zebra, white and in crocodile or embossed variants too. Some versions were adorned with buckles that resembled razor blades (very Slimane) or gold chain details.
A model wears black loafers with gold chains at Celine fall ’19.
Still, there were plenty of classic black or burgundy leather looks with traditional fringing and tassels.
A model wears classic black loafers at Celine fall ’19.
The loafer trend seems to be building. With Virgil Abloh’s homage to Michael Jackson and his signature penny loafer, the shoe was also in the spotlight at Louis Vuitton.
And while it was featured more quietly at Paula Gerbase’s John Lobb, at Cottweiler in London it came fused with a Reebok sneaker. We confidently predict it will be everywhere for fall.
Elsewhere in the Celine collection, there were an abundance of monk strap dress shoes and enough ankle boot action to please fans of a more classic Slimane aesthetic.
A model wears black ankle-boots at the Celine fall ’19 show.