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We have a very particular Y2K style to thank for the prevalence of loose-fitting trousers today, and many of us breathed a collective sigh of relief when this cut replaced the long-standing fashion for skinny jeans. ‘But wait! Not so fast,’ says Hedi Slimane. In Celine’s SS23 collection, which debuted in St-Tropez, Slimane resurrecte­d his ‘original skinny jeans’, celebratin­g Noughties indie in all its glory. This drainpipe style is low-rise, cut in either black or blue Japanese denim — or supple leather for full-on rocker — and created to be worn tucked in to biker boots or paired with ballerina flats, Mary Janes or T-bar pumps: yes, you heard us correctly. The show was also soundtrack­ed by Pete Doherty and Carl Barât of The Libertines, long-time collaborat­ors with the designer, who performed a version of ‘Music When the Lights Go Out’. It makes perfect sense for Slimane to be riding the wave of a renewed cultural interest in all things indie sleaze, a movement London arguably gave birth to. For younger generation­s who long to have witnessed nights out at The Hawley Arms or Madame Jojos, Celine’s wispy scarves, sailor hats, micro denim shorts, Breton stripes — and extremely tight trousers — will let you live the fantasy.

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