Since launching as a single store on an obscure street on the edges of Manhattan’s SoHo in 2002, Opening Ceremony has grown into a hydra-headed emporium of cool. The company now encompasses six stores in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and London; a wholesale Opening Ceremony line of men’s and women’s wear that is sold in about 400 doors globally, including Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Harvey Nichols, Lane Crawford and Printemps, and a multibrand showroom that represents 10 independent labels.
“At Opening Ceremony, something that has always set us apart is the 360-degree nature of our business. We are designers, but we are also buyers for our stores; we are a showroom for other brands and we are a store where people from all over the world and all walks of life can shop,” said Humberto Leon, cofounder of Opening Ceremony with Carol Lim.
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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)