38 posts tagged "Carol Lim"
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.” Continue Reading “Opening Ceremony’s Postcard From Beijing And Hong Kong” »
Opening Ceremony is traveling the world again—this time, with its Fall 2011 in-house collection, to the Irish and Scottish isles. If that’s not exactly the mood of the moment, you can bet in a minute it will be. And while some of the offerings in the collections skew aggressively editorial (who better to pull off the oddest than O.C.’s ready-on-call staff of attractive young shop clerks?), there’s plenty for anybody to walk out the door with. “We were thinking of Sinéad O’Connor,” O.C. co-founder Humberto Leon said at a preview breakfast this morning (presumably showing on St. Patrick’s Day was a happy coincidence). “A little Cranberries, too.” Throw in Shirley Manson, and you’ve got the perfect Scotch-and-Irish triumvirate—and all very nineties, too. There was definitely some of that decade flowing through the velvet-trimmed cardigans, the fleurette-embroidered romper dresses, and the patchworking details throughout. (If you’re feeling varsity jackets, by the way, there are some great, padded sweater versions—Humberto confessed he’s saved all of his varsity jackets from his days on the high school tennis team.) The Scottish and Irish influences are never clearer than in the chorus of plaids, not to mention the strong knits, like cropped tartan sweaters and scarf-fringe coats, skirts, and gaucho pants.
In keeping with the nineties vibe, Leon and his partner, Carol Lim, shot the lookbook on late-nineties supe Frankie Rayder. She’s joined by girl-of-the-moment Ashley Smith.