I've heard of Opening Ceremony before, but I assumed it was just a US online shop, selling, amongst other things, banging shoes... Apparently it is much more than that:
Opening Ceremony is a multifaceted retail environment comprised of shops, showroom, and private label collection that establishes a new, international creative forum in downtown Manhattan. Opening Ceremony brings together emerging American talent with both young and established designers and artists from abroad. Each year, the unique commercial and cultural character of a visiting country is represented at Opening Ceremony by capturing the essence of the country’s consumer experience. Opening Ceremony has also become known for its myriad collaborations with the likes of Chloë Sevigny, Spike Jonze, Pendleton, Levi's, Timberland, Keds, Robert Clergerie, and more.
...HOLD THE PHONE, Queen Chloe's done a OC collaboration? I need to see this.
(Incase you didn't know, I'm in love with Chloe. No... SERIOUSLY.)
Here's my favourite pieces from her collection:
Took me a while to work out what I thought about this. Initially, especially with the dresses, I was underwhelmed. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I think I was surprised at the simplicity of the line. But the more I looked at the collection as a whole the more I saw how intrinsically CHLOE it actually is...
Understated, Lolita-esq, with notes of 90s grunge-chic (chunky platform shoes, leather trousers and dark lippy - YES!) I can picture Miss Sevigny herself in every single piece.
This makes me want to dye my hair beach-blond and chop it off to a blunt mid-part bob. I'd have every single piece if I could, but alas none of it is particularly cheap and shudder to imagine the shipping costs...
But a girl can dream, right?
Peruse (and lust after) it at your leisure here.