Elegance withstands trends, and more and more in today’s complicated world, people are looking for experiences and fashions that grow with them. Pieces that can withstand the evolution of a trend or, better yet, can come back and redefine themselves for a new generation, fall into the category of “timeless” – an oft-used word that should only truly be used for those that understand the considered balance between ageless refinement and contemporary lines. The transitory trappings of fashion are the challenge of any designer and creative director. Measuring the expectations to push the envelope and conceptualise bold new seasons, while staying true to the heritage of the brand, is a constant dance. “What’s old is new again” does not apply to the well-versed. It is more than a reintroduction of what’s been done; it is to start a new heritage in parallel, still integrated with the present, and relatable to the generation that is meeting it for the first time, fifth time, or hundredth time. STYLE Edit: How the Celine 16 became a Parisian fashion staple Celine is offering their very latest in answer to this challenge, with their Triomphe Embroidery collection, a high-end textile option for those particular to the depth and intricacy that comes with finely stitched linen, perfect for the upcoming winter season. Complementing the Triomphe Canvas, its versatile shape is introduced in four shapes: the Triomphe Bag, the Tambour Bag, Cabas Vertical and Cabas Horizontal. The nearly 50-year old monogram of the House of Celine was revealed in 1972, a motif of the links that encircled the famous Paris landmark, the Arc de Triomphe, and brought back from the Celine archives by creative director Hedi Slimane . The leather detailing on the collection will be a familiar sight to aficionados, featuring oval leather patches and rounded corners emphasising the iconic soul of the pieces. Much like the travel bags introduced in the era of the monogram’s unveiling, the bags in this collection feature a metallic Triomphe plaque placed over the top of the oval leather patch. Having a holiday? Make us doubly jealous with stylish accessories Naturally, the handcrafted workmanship of the embroidery takes centre stage, with the mix of linen and cotton being woven together with the leather trimming. The Cabas Horizontal alone requires over 13 hours of work, and like the other pieces in the group are cut in fine leather, enhanced with the saddle Ecru stitching. The logo – which had been used as a Celine emblem throughout the 1970s – was inspired by a random event in which the car of House of Celine founder, Celine Vipiana, broke down on the Place de L’Etoile, right at the historic architectural monument. Noticing the chain surrounding the Arc de Triomphe and the double links forming the two “Cs”, the house adopted it as an emblem and used it on prints, shoes, bags, and jewellery. What is brand-breaking blogger Mr Bags’s favourite bag of all time? The Triomphe Canvas (monogram print) is a “Haute Maroquinerie” line in the Celine Essentials collection, created by Hedi Slimane in 2018. After research in the house’s archives, Slimane reprised the pattern, creating the Triomphe canvas in a natural cotton weave, embossed with the monogram and coated in textured shades of black and ochre. The history of the Triomphe logo from 1972, together with the introduction of the Triomphe Canvas monogram print in 2018, encapsulates the integration of the timeless and the contemporary elements of this collection. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .