For her sixth collaboration with Opening Ceremony, Chloë Sevigny found inspiration in “Heathers,” the late-Eighties cult classic. “I love Winona [Ryder] and the masculine silhouettes she wears, and all the girls in their oversize blazers,” the designer said. Men’s wear-inspired details were the starting point for her spring collection (she even called one oversize trench “The Christian Slater”), though she also drew from uniforms, in particular Japanese schoolgirl looks.
Sevigny has a penchant for frill, but she smartly kept the cutesy details to a minimum; the black bows on boyish plaid prints and a touch of Swarovski sparkle on a pair of pants with a ruffled hem added just the right amount of charm.
The lineup offered some Seventies-style denim looks, like wide-leg, pin-striped jeans and ruffled bib overalls, as well as body-con knitwear in a palette of navy, red and pale blue. Sevigny seems to have nailed what her youthful customer wants: quirky, feminine, versatile clothing. “It’s why girls like my line; you can accessorize it to make it fit how you want to represent yourself,” she said.