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Opening Ceremony’s Postcard From Beijing And Hong Kong

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Opening Ceremony’s plot for world domination continues. This past week, founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim were in Hong Kong and Beijing, launching new, temporary shop-in-shops at Lane Crawford stores in both cities. Inspired by “abstract Americana”—with displays paying tribute to New York street scenes, the Rockettes, Hollywood, and more—the shops will remain open in Lane Crawford’s HK and Beijing locations for two weeks. (They’ll also house an exclusive OC x Lane Crawford collection, as well as the first-time launch of three-way collaborations, between Opening Ceremony, Lane Crawford, and various designers, including Alexander Wang, Band of Outsiders, Carven, Suno, and Pamela Love.) “Hong Kong is where the story of Opening Ceremony began,” Leon explains. “It is the vibrant shopping culture of Hong Kong that inspired us to open our store on Howard Street.” Leon, Lim, and pal Chloë Sevigny hit the Far East to open the shops (and of course, to party); Leon sent back a few snaps from his travels, below.


“Check out our marquee at the Lane Crawford Hong Kong store!”


“Bettina, Michelle, Chloë, and Wendy paying respect to Buddha at Wong Tai Sin temple in Hong Kong.”


“Chloë and I in awe during the tea ceremony at the China Club, for our welcome dinner.”



“In a traditional Chinese herbal shop, Chloë and my mom bought miniature bottles of white flower oil and we found miniature tiger balm!”


“Chloë and I found a pagoda at the top of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. We are both wearing OC onesies!”


“Carol and I felt like Regis and Kelly as we were being interviewed for a local TV show in Opening Cermony’s concept shop at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.”


“After our interviews, Carol and I took a little break to have one of our favorites: soup dumplings.”

Photo: Courtesy of Opening Ceremony

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  1. rachelkibbe says:

    Go OPENING CEREMONY! Love this store. http://dressmeup-dressmedown.blogspot.com/

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