115 posts tagged "Opening Ceremony"
Hyoni Kang can multitask with the best of them. After winning the Ford Supermodel of the World competition in 2008, the 24-year-old Korean model (pictured) has consistently worked with top designers including Jason Wu, Phillip Lim, and Michael Kors. When she’s not running around to castings or photo shoots (she was recently one of the four cover girls for W Korea’s seventh anniversary March issue), Kang keeps busy by designing her clothing label Reborn Process.
Back in 2009, Kang partnered with two friends (one, a stylist; the other, a photographer and Vogue Korea editor) to open Reborn Process as a tiny Soho boutique, where she offered vintage finds reworked by the trio. They’ve since expanded into a full line, now their main focus. (The Crosby Street store has since closed, but they’re looking to eventually reopen in the West Village.)
In the meantime, Kang is also busy working on Play With New York, the online TV show she directs and produces, geared at a Korean audience (it’s currently in Korean). For the six-episode series, which debuted in May at Hyoni-TV.com, Kang scouts and tours neighborhoods including the East Village, Chelsea, and Harlem, calling out insider spots and bringing on guests like fellow models Hanne Gaby Odiele and Shu Pei Qin.
On Thursday night, Kang will host Opening Ceremony’s Fashion’s Night Out event at the Ace Hotel, where Korea will be launched as the retailer’s country of focus for 2013. OC cast Kang in several of its recent lookbooks, and the store also carries Reborn Process (the Fall collection will arrive later this month). “What I love most about Hyoni’s line is that it is a reflection of herself and shows her individuality,” says OC’s Carol Lim, who met Kang when she was interviewed by her for a Korean TV station. “I don’t like how a lot of models wear all-black everything,” Hyoni adds. “You need to have fun with fashion, which I want to be involved with for a long time.”
Fashion loves a guest star. The latest industry types dropping in for a cameo appearance are Jen Brill (downtown mainstay, creative consultant, Chanel ambassador) and Olivia Kim (Opening Ceremony’s guru of creative), who were tapped by Cole Haan for a capsule collection of heels. We especially like the two-tone peep-toes above, though a multicolored cage heel and a tasseled bootie are in the mix, too. The shoes ($528-$548) hit Cole Haan and Opening Ceremony stores September 10.
For Opening Ceremony, the focus has been all on London lately, with its pop-up space (which debuted just in time for the Games) and then its upcoming permanent location, but the brand’s been bringing some of the fun to NYC, too. The label opened a space on Greene Street last month, which exclusively houses the Brian Procell for Opening Ceremony collection of rare and vintage sportswear. Procell, a longtime professional collector of old-school duds from Gianni Versace, Alaïa, etc., gave the backstory on some of the best offerings in the shop right now. And if the Olympics have given you that itch for Americana sportswear, as they have to us, you will want to swing by ASAP for some vintage Ralph Lauren and Polo Sport gear. Click here to read all about his patriotic picks.
Ami is more than a name. Alexandre Mattiussi has always insisted that his label keep a friends-and-family vibe, which extends to his presentations as much as his clothes. For Fall, he gathered pals—and models—in a Parisian apartment. No usual fashion-show stuffiness here. The drinks flowed, the decibel level was only a mite below roar, and even the models, released from their usual Blue Steel obligations, were joking around and having a good time. That particular party ended in January, but its wardrobe just hit stores, including Opening Ceremony, Barneys, The Webster, and Mr Porter. In celebration and in fond memory, Mattiussi sent over a video shot at the Fall presentation, exclusively for Style.com. Click to watch, above
It’s been quite a year for lifestyle brand Saturdays Surf. Just last month the laid-back label opened its second New York City store on Perry Street in the West Village, shortly after the March arrival of its first outpost in Japan. And the trio of guys in charge—Morgan Collett, Josh Rosen, and Colin Tunstall, is not planning on slowing down any time soon. The newest Saturdays project? A print magazine. “This is a great opportunity to get into the psyche of what Saturdays represents,” Tunstall (whose ten years in the publishing industry as an art director at Esquire, New York magazine, and GQ made him the perfect fit for the role of editor in chief) told Style.com.
Although the brand has gained a reputation for all things surf related, the 290-page first issue of Saturdays Magazine includes an eclectic mix of features, and they aren’t all wave riding related. There are nine image portfolios shot by the likes of famous sports photographers Walter Looss and Nick LaVecchia, to name of few, as well as 15 Q&As with a diverse mix of individuals from hotel owner Sean MacPherson and teen surfing sensation Quincy Davis to skateboarder Tony Farmer and eighties fashion designer Jimmy’Z, (known for his Velcro board shorts, which were recently revived at Opening Ceremony). Unlike traditional magazines, there are no styled editorial spreads or even advertisements. “Saturdays is not the livelihood of the brand, nor do we think it will pay the bills,” says Tunstall of the mag, which he says will most likely be a biannual publication. “We are doing it simply because we are passionate about the brand.” Get a sneak preview of the magazine exclusively on Style.com before it makes its public debut August 1.
Saturdays Magazine will be available for purchase in Saturdays Surf NYC locations, the Saturdays Tokyo flagship, and select bookstores worldwide.