Humberto Leon and Carol Lim looked to the future with a groovy, Space Age-y collection for Opening Ceremony. But not before making all the cool kids wait over an hour for their 8 p.m. show to start — an annoyance not even free peanuts and Tiger beer could allay. Their runway at Pier 90 featured an installation of gigantic space mobiles, some suspended in midair, all serving to set the tone for their galactic-themed lineup, heavy on metallic textures, graphics and hypnotic prints.
The lineup juxtaposed utilitarian workwear staples such as black Army parkas and shearling peacoats with tons of sparkle and glitz, as in hot pink, croc-stamped velvet jackets and silver lamé pants that moved like liquid. A few sweaters and T-shirts featured illustrations from the archives of Syd Mead — the visual artist behind images of science-fiction films such as “Blade Runner” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” — whom Leon and Lim teamed up with for the season. The brand’s boyish straight-legged jeans — launched for pre-fall with a flattering dip waistband — are sure to be a hit, updated for fall in new washes with chrome hardware on the back pockets. Ditto for the effortlessly sexy mesh bodysuits and off-the-shoulder knits.