The combination of a monogram canvas and brown leather is one of those design classics you never need to change. It is a timeless aesthetic that Celine leveraged on for its Triomphe Canvas collection that debuted in 2019 – its artistic director Hedi Slimane’s nod to an archival canvas from the ’70s which was stamped with the Celine logo and widely used on shoes, bags and accessories.
So how do you fix something that is not broken and make it covetable? In this case, churn out a summer capsule series in limited quantities and make subtle tweaks to the colourways. This updated range is only available for six designs that include the Vertical Cabas tote, the Folco saddle bag, and a bucket bag. While the collection’s trademark canvas pattern remains, the brown trimming has been swapped with either a rich shade of green called ‘Emerald’ or classic white for a fresh contemporary facelift to an erstwhile vintage-inflicted aesthetic.
In case you are wondering how to shop for this limited edition series during the circuit-breaker period, Celine offers what it calls ‘distant selling services’ for customers to shop remotely. Simply drop a mail or call to the retail team at the newly-opened Marina Bay Sands flagship (email@example.com / 6225-4705) or at the Ngee Ann City boutique (firstname.lastname@example.org / 6736-0511) and you’re sorted.