OPENING Ceremony returns with unapologetic eccentricity. A collection of wardrobe essentials with a touch of quirkiness, modelled by a wealth of different and unconventional models, we were not left disappointed.
Think sequins, fur-trimmed hems and an array of colours: whatever you’re looking for to wake up your wardrobe, Opening Ceremony will have. Ostentatious earrings matched with a lilac fur-hemmed crop top and mint green trousers, a grey leisure suit layered over a cheetah-print pullover with a pair of snake-print trainers and a lemon zig-zag striped co-ord. There is something for everyone.
Inspired by Leon’s favourite Hong Kong pop stars, Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung, Opening Ceremony brought us sass and individuality, channelling nineties and early two thousands’ influenced looks. Reimagined kitsch knitwear with a neon twist, ditsy floral printed dresses with a mix of polka dots and the classic windbreaker dominated the look-book.
In their pursuit in reviving the style of Hong Kong pop legends, Opening Ceremony gave us real shoe-envy: three strap bow sandals, perspex and block heels somehow found another way into our heart, as we too strive to dress as fabulously as the brand suggests.
Anything but minimalistic, Opening Ceremony reignited our fervour for an unique and flamboyant wardrobe, filled with different textures, silhouettes and moods. Upbeat, fluffy and sweet, this collection is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Opting to use a look-book rather than a runway, Leon and Lim cast friends and members of their creative community, rather than runway models, instead calling on the help of esteemed fashion designer Anna Sui, author of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han, electronic musician, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Russian Doll actress, Greta Lee. A group of visionaries to reflect the vision of Opening Ceremony was only fitting.
Giving us exactly what we wanted, Opening Ceremony brought us a timeless collection to further our individuality.
by Robyn Ngan