“We wanted to focus on all things we love in our wardrobes but mashed up.”
That was the way Humberto Leon summed up the spring collection of Opening Ceremony, the brand he runs with Carol Lim.
That translated into an innovative take on basics such as T-shirts, classic dress shirts and shorts, all of which were intentionally crumbled and wrinkled — and often resulted in a double-take. For instance, the “concert” T-shirts weren’t for David Bowie or the Rolling Stones, but for Peter Tchaikovsky and Johann Sebastian Bach. The jackets sported Velcro patches that said “symphony” or “concerto” and could be removed and customized on different pieces within the line.
A ribbed tank top was offered as a knit sweater, the dress shirt was in an airy mesh, and the railroad stripes were used for an anorak top and oversize shorts. “We’re playing around with the idea of shirts,” Leon said.
Since its founding in 2002, Opening Ceremony has been spot-on with its youthful take on sportswear basics for the ultimate cool kid, and this season is no exception.