By  on March 25, 2011

In the nearly 10 years since Opening Ceremony opened on Howard Street in New York, its country-centric retail concept has fueled collaborations with Sweden, Japan and France, among other global locales. But Hong Kong is where it all began. It was a shopping-filled vacation there that inspired co-founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim to open that first store, which makes their latest project, a monthlong retail concept with Hong Kong-based Lane Crawford, a homecoming of sorts.

For four weeks, Opening Ceremony will make a “conceptual retail extension” out of Lane Crawford’s Hong Kong IFC mall unit and Beijing store, starting on April 14 and 16, respectively, which will be subject to Leon and Lim’s eclectic sales floor stylings. “We wanted to touch on the different parts of the world that have played a big part in Opening Ceremony,” said Leon, who noted that Lane Crawford approached them a year-and-a-half ago about the project, which is Opening Ceremony’s biggest one yet with another retailer.

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