Every runway collection created in the era of life-at-home has a different story to tell. Some reflect on the past, on travels and frivolous parties, while others act as an optimistic fantasy, looking forward to a more normal future. Celine’s Summer 2021 collection, in a way, does both. Maintaining a sense of heritage throughout — a depiction of that Parisian effortlessness we know and love — Hedi Slimane turned to Gen-Z to reimagine the house’s styling codes with a youthful air. And who better to show us how to channel that energy than rising star, Diana Silvers.
Nestled in the heart of Los Angeles, Diana Silvers’ daily life has simplified since the start of quarantine. She finds solace in the uncomplicated nature of routine and the promise of (hopefully not-too-far-off) trips and gatherings. “I wake up pretty early, drink a coffee, go for a run, hang out at home,” she says. “I try to read scripts and books and scheme for the future.” Her backyard has become a major hub for these activities, whether it’s an afternoon reading hour or a dressed-up lunch in the sunshine — a bouquet of roses and Celine’s Triomphe shoulder bag in hand.
“Clothes are supposed to make us feel good, and I think we use fashion as an extension of who we are.”
And although Silvers’ sweatpant collection is bigger than ever, she doesn’t limit herself to the confines of loungewear. She doesn’t shy from a good vintage tee, a baseball hat, or worn denim, yet always manages to work in a bit of indulgence when the urge arises. “[My style] depends on the day, on my mood, and what I’m doing,” Silvers explains, and sometimes that’s simply hanging out indoors. She wears Celine’s Summer ‘21 cardigans better than our grandmas ever could, layered atop a frill-trimmed, ‘80s-inspired blouson or a classic striped tee, and the most perfect pair of vintage-cut jeans.
“I like that the collection is versatile and open ended, much like Gen-Z,” Silvers muses. And she makes a good point — this collection is nothing short of the blueprint for a well-rounded wardrobe, with lounge-able calf-grazing dresses, easy tops, and expertly-tailored blazers throughout, all endlessly mix-and-matchable. Not to mention, there isn’t a heel in sight — a nod to this generation’s redefinition of femininity and new approach to getting dressed (i.e., flats, sneakers, boots, and sandals with everything). As Silvers puts it: “Clothes are supposed to make us feel good, and I think we use fashion as an extension of who we are.”