141 posts tagged "Opening Ceremony"
You read it right. The whole world may be going nuts for twitpics, but this fashion week, we opted for Whitpics, courtesy of Trovata designer John Whitledge. Since he took a season off from showing his collection, Whitledge had a little free time to take in the sights of New York fashion week. We sent him out, camera in hand; below is his photo diary of a week at the shows, the scenes, the parties, and the strip clubs (!) of NYFW, with a few words from the man himself on what he saw there.
“Erin Wasson was channeling a little Slash before her show.” Erin Wasson x RVCA show, ABC Carpet & Home.
“General Idea designer Bumsuk Choi faces the storm outside his showroom.” Soho.
“Kirsten Dunst was embracing a real fashion moment.” Patrik Ervell presentation, Milk Studios.
We’re not sure if it’s alchemy or a deal with the devil, but just about everything Opening Ceremony touches turns to gold. In the store’s new collaboration with Levi’s, however, most everything has turned to corduroy. When the results look good, we’re not about to complain. Levi’s gave Style.com a sneak preview of a few pieces from the mostly cord new collection, which hits select Levi’s and Opening Ceremony shops—including the latter’s forthcoming Ace Hotel location—later this month. The line, comprised of shirts, jackets, cutoffs, and pants, doesn’t mess with the simplicity that makes Levi’s great; the Opening Ceremony team merely tweaked the classics with pop colors (spring pastels like pink, lavender, and dusty blue, as well as our favorite, a mustardy shade called curry) and a few select nips and tucks. (The denim jacket [below] like one that you’d scour the racks to find at your local vintage shop, is lovingly broken in, and shrunken to bolero-ish proportions.) Look for them soon at a store—and, knowing their provenance, an after-hours party, under-the-radar-bar, or backstage lounge—near you.
OC x Levi’s cord shirt, $128; denim trucker jacket, $178; and 505 cutoff shorts, $148; available at select Opening Ceremony stores (beginning February 9), Levi’s Union Square San Francisco flagship and worldwide boutique stores (beginning February 19), and www.levi.com (beginning February 15). For more information, visit www.levi.com.
Olsen worshippers, start praying to the ticket gods: Ashley (pictured in Erdem from Sunday’s Golden Globes awards ceremony) has announced that they’ll be hosting the first show for The Row this February in New York. We’re guessing these gods in particular appreciate sacrificial offerings of leather leggings and enormous Givenchy bags. [Vogue U.K.]
Would you wear the floral-print sweatsuits from Opening Ceremony’s latest collaboration with NYC streetwear darlings Pegleg? Office opinion is divided here; Racked, on the other hand, feels pretty certain. [Racked]
Edun has tapped longtime LVMH textile designer Sharon Wauchob as its new creative director. Her first collection will be for Spring 2011. [WWD]
The rumor mill was working overtime this weekend, buzzing with speculation that gallerist Jeffrey Deitch is set to be tapped as the new director of L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The official word comes through today. [LAT]
English model Sophie Dahl married her jazz musician boyfriend Jamie Cullum in the U.K. this weekend. In place of our usual quip, we’ll just leave you with a smitten awwww. [Vogue U.K.]
Word on the street is that Emma Watson’s little bro, Alex—last seen co-starring with his sister in Burberry’s Spring campaign—will hit the runway for the label in London later this month. Is some Hogwartian spell behind this? (Well, the family good looks don’t hurt, either…) [Fashionista]
NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg is gathering the troops at Macy’s Herald Square tonight to discuss his office’s new, yearlong fashion retail initiative, Fashion NYC 2020. The issues on the table include job creation for the next decade and how to amp up NYC’s presence in the increasingly international world of fashion. Our suggestion: If the inaugural Fashion’s Night Out is any indication, getting the Olsen twins to bartend seems to get people interested. [WWD]
Opening Ceremony and Levi’s have confirmed they’re working on a collaboration (pictured)—first hinted at on Twitter last week—to hit stores next month. The collection will focus on corduroy and launch at OC stores in NYC, L.A., and Tokyo during New York fashion week. [WWD]