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Brief Published: 9 Sep 2013

NYFW S/S 2014: Opening Ceremony Debuts


New York boutique Opening Ceremony staged its catwalk debut this weekend at New York Fashion Week, showing its eponymous collection to the likes of popstars Rihanna and Justin Bieber and film director Baz Luhrmann in a grand-scale runway show. The show also offered food carts, nail bars and mini pop-up stores, and with models entering the runway via 15 super-cars, the show proved to be the biggest spectacle of NYFW over the weekend.

Designed by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, co-founders of Opening Ceremony and creative directors of Kenzo, the collection fused Californian streetwear influences with the silhouettes of traditional Korean dress for an urban, eclectic aesthetic.

Print and colour were integral to the attention-grabbing collection; psychedelic waves, stripes and Asian-inspired landscapes made for a heady mix that was tempered by clean, structured silhouettes and black accents. Tangerine, cobalt blue and chartreuse served as the collection’s bold central colours. Cross-over waistcoats and origami folds reflected the designers’ oriental inspirations, while oversized biker jackets and sports-inspired hardware like zips and poppers kept the overall look contemporary.

The show marks a yet another step towards global success for Lim and Leon and the resulting aesthetic will no doubt satisfy Opening Ceremony’s legion of loyal fans.