Destination / In Residence

Celine’s new Melbourne flagship store is an interior dream

Celine has opened its new boutique space in Melbourne, bringing Parisian allure to Collins Street. Courtesy of creative director Hedi Slimane, it’s their first space with a new architectural concept. A Celine interior never disappoints, and this is no exception, with a juxtaposition of natural materials to expand their contemporary vision, and a new Slimane chapter. It’s minimal, yet dramatic, with beauty in the details – we can’t think of a more fitting feeling for the French house.

As we journey into the space we bear witness to the finest natural materials as the canvas for the Celine vision. Natural stones, reclaimed oak, and concrete are married. Stainless steel, brass, and gold mirror details engage in magnetic conversation. Brutalist architectural design is given new glamorous feeling, with Celine’s signature clean lines at its heart.

Adorning the space, is a collection of unique furniture pieces, specifically designed by Hedi for this moment. They respond to the space in sculptural tone and materiality, and we’re wondering if they’re for sale too. Contemporary artist Fay Ray is featured, with artworks created especially for the location. The space will also feature full ready to wear collections in both womenswear and newly conceived menswear, as well as their haute parfumerie range, for a full Celine experience.

In his early days at Celine, we’ve already seen Slimane changing pace. From a controversial logo update to its menswear line addition, and now the revision of boutique design. This new modern Melbourne interior serves as the perfect contrast to his collections, which take a more nonchalant and retro approach to French style. For his most recent Spring Summer 20 presentation, the 70s made a return, in moments of bohemian floral and denim. We’re eager to see it against the modern aspirations of a Collins Street boutique, as Celine moves further into its latest contemporary chapter.