This Just In: According To Instagram, Old Céline Is The New Bottegaby | July 30, 2019
Remember when Hedi Slimane dropped the é off Céline after the Saint Laurent debacle? It resulted in a collective outcry that spurred Instagram accounts such as Old Céline and Phoebe Philo Diaries that celebrate Céline designs under Philo’s helm. It was thought then that The Row by the Olsen twins would fill the void that Céline would leave, but everywhere fashion insiders are now drawing parallels between old Céline under Philo and new Bottega Veneta under the helm of Daniel Lee.
In fact, Phoebe Philo Diary sells a T-shirt that reads, ‘Old Céline Is The New Bottega’. This slogan, if you ask us, is the new ‘Ain’t Laurent without Yves’. And just like Phoebe Philo Diary and Old Céline recall Philo’s work as a designer, Instagram account New Bottega celebrates Lee updating the brand from a heritage favorite to Instagram-influencer approved. The Bottega Veneta 'Pouch' has become an influencer-staple, while the 'Acro' updates the brand signature intrecciato weave into a cult favourite tote. Bottega's squared net pumps have taken over the ’gram, as have their quilted 'Bloc' pumps. We are in love with their minimal gold jewellery that is reminiscent of Céline, as are their mules that exude the feminine meets masculine aesthetic that Philo was revered for.
Follow the accounts stat, if you don’t already. Do you see the similarity?
Featured Image: New Bottega