One of my all time favorite designers, Vivienne Westwood, has designed a capsule collection together with the brand Opening Ceremony.
”Opening Ceremony was founded in 2002 by two friends from UC Berkeley, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, as a place to share their passions for travel, art, and fashion. Inspired by a trip to Hong Kong, the two decided to leave their jobs in corporate fashion to realize their unique dream. What began as a single store on a quiet street in downtown New York is now a global community with outposts in New York, London, and Los Angeles, a department store in Tokyo, a wholesale showroom, an in-house clothing line, a blog, an e-commerce site, a TV channel, and an annual magazine.
Taking its name and mission statement from the modern Olympic Games, founded by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, Opening Ceremony adopts a multinational approach to retail. In addition to stocking both iconic and emerging homegrown designers, every year OC showcases the spirit and merchandise of a visiting country, transforming each store into a marketplace for exotic souvenirs and international talent.” Source: Opening Ceremony.
And this collection brings back some of Westwood’s finest punk and pirate looks, like she used to sell in her boutique ‘Worlds End’. It’s a 20 piece uni-sex collection, sold exclusively at Opening Ceremony in their New York and Los Angeles stores. Lucky for us, there’s also an online store! Take a look at some of the images of the lookbook.