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    It’s that time of year, where Christmas trees are kicked to the curb (literally), buttoning your baggy jeans feels like a challenge, and we all look back on what we did and (often times didn’t) do the previous year. And just in case you haven’t fallen into a Buzzfeed end-of-year list reading coma, Facebook and Instagram create easy-to-use tools that inundate all your friends’ feeds with 2015 memories. So, while it’s easy to think enough already, it’s also sort of fun to jump on the 2015 bandwagon. Can you blame us? This week, we’ll be sharing our favorite Opening Ceremony memories in food, fashion, art, music, and culture.

    The art scene in 2015 was full of firsts. From a rock legend’s first ever solo show of visual art, to a famous illustrator’s first trip to the US, to the beginning of some killer OC artist collab series, the art world saw a slew of changes this year, each as good as the last. Though you might have missed your chance to RSVP to some of the openings below, these ten stories are worth a look anyway.



    1. Kim Gordon Gave Humberto Leon A Preview Of Her Solo Show

    Always the art lover, OC co-founder Humberto Leon caught up with Gordon ahead of her opening at 303 Gallery.

    2. Andrea Bergart’s Made Concrete Mixer Art A Thing
    What’s better than Donald Duck smoking a doobie? Donald Duck smoking a doobie on a construction truck.

    3. We Took A Day Trip To Prospect Park With Juliana Huxtable And Alldayeveryday
    How could we have ever resisted bringing along some clothes for the star of the 2015 New Museum Triennial?

    3. Patrick Martinez Brought Sports Police Brutality Issues To The Forefront

    Thus proving that art kids and jocks can get along after all.

    4. Justin Hager Created Art You’ll Regram Over And Over
    Meet the artist behind the Instagram account we’ll never get sick of.

    5. Cecilia Salama Made Craigslist Friends Seem Totally Normal

    The artist examined the unexpected ways the internet really connects us.

    8) Larry Clark, Gosha Rubchinskiy, and Ed Templeton Took Over A Laundromat

    Proving that walls above washing machines are the new art galleries.

    9. We Started Our Love Affair With The Blake Wright

    Meet the force behi

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    For those of you haven’t been to Opening Ceremony’s Los Angeles location, it’s like stepping into a family home, literally and figuratively. Not only have most of the staff become best friends, some have even signed a lease together and have each others significant others favorited in their contacts. On any given day it’s normal for manager Jenny (aka the “house mom”) to bring in home-cooked lunch and customers are not only known on a first name basis, but often come in just to say hi to their favorite staffer.

    Having FOMO yet? Don’t worry, we decided to give you a proper introduction to the OCLA team so you can get the scoop on things to do in LA and learn style tips. You too can be on a first-name basis. Check out the team's favorite looks currently in store, all captured by another staffer (big shocker) Jaye Johnson, a photographer who loves the team so much he works weekends in addition to his full time job.


    In this installment, we talk to Brittany Bush and Nathaniel Santos about their shared obsession with OCLA manager Jenny Le.



    Name: Brittany Bush
    Any reason why you choose this look? I trust Jenny, our store director, with all and anything fashion-related more then anyone in the world. She helped me put this look together.
    Why do you love working at OCLA? Being the VM for OCLA is an honor and a privilege. I come to work, forget about everything else going on, get inspired and lost in a project, then feel refreshed consistently. Not to mention, we work for the greatest people!
    Favorite thing to do in LA? Eat at all the great spots and go to shows at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

    Name: Nathaniel Santos
    Any reason why you choose this look? This is what I always imagined myself looking like walking down that aisle...
    Style pointers for wearing this look: Be hungover! Or don't be.
    Why do you love working at OCLA? Two words: Jenny Le
    Favorite thing to do in LA? People watching!
    Biggest misconception about LA: That everyone is after something. Wait, is that a donut in your hand? Let me have some.
    One thing no one knows about your buddy in the photo: SHE HAS A TAIL
    Brittany wears the Alix Astor Bodysuit in white, Marta Jakubowski Pinstripe Velvet Dungarees in black and white, and Opening Ceremony Luna Mirror Leather Sandals in silver. Nathan wears the J.W. Anderson Hand Stitch Embroidery Cardigan in beige, Cav Empt Based On Heavy Hoodie in black, Nick Wooster x The White Briefs Double Welt Pocket Shorts in olive, and Vans Vault

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    It’s that time of year, where Christmas trees are kicked to the curb (literally), buttoning your baggy jeans feels like a challenge, and we all look back on what we did and (often times didn’t) do the previous year. And just in case you haven’t fallen into a Buzzfeed end-of-year list reading coma, Facebook and Instagram create easy-to-use tools that inundate all your friends’ feeds with 2015 memories. So, while it’s easy to think enough already, it’s also sort of fun to jump on the 2015 bandwagon. Can you blame us? This week, we’ll be sharing our favorite Opening Ceremony memories in food, fashion, art, music, and culture.

    While this past year has seen times of strife and hardship in the worlds of politics and social justice, there were still historically momentous occasions to celebrate. With the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of gay marriage, a whole new supportive understanding emerged in the LGBT community and the world rightfully took notice. The added bonus(es)? For this political election, have two presidential hopefuls that we’re actually not afraid to stand behind, there’s a whole new wave of feminsm making headlines, and there are finally emojis of color!

    We broke down some of these social touch points on our site throughout the year. Check them out below.



    1. Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton Duked It Out In OC Resort 2016
    Writer Lindsey Leonard broke down the Democratic debate.

    2. Rosario Dawson And Abrima Erwiah Went Against The Grain
    The Studio One Eighty Nine designers talked fashion and social impact with everyone from Michael K. Williams to the Quann sisters.

    3.
    Alexis Wilkinson Debated The Significance Of Emojis Of Color
    Our main mode of communication finally caught up with the times.

    4. Erin Magee And Nicole Albino Talked Love
    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of gay marriage this summer, we talked love and finding acceptance in industries where lesbians are underrepresented with the happy couple.

    5. The Ladies Of Top Rank Magazine Created The Anti-Burn Book
    All while demystifying feminism, one amazing woman at a time.
    Scroll down to read about OC’s Social Impact Moments of 2015

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  • 12/31/15--21:00: Happy New Year, XO OC
  • The team at Opening Ceremony would like to thank you for truly making 2015 a year for the books. May 2016 treat you well, and we look forward to supplying you with all the duds you’ll need to see yourself through it all.

    Check out our 2015 Annual Reviews here

    All Opening Ceremony stores are closed today, January 1, 2016, in observation of New Year’s Day. We will reopen tomorrow, January 2, 2016.
     

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  • 01/01/16--21:00: Meet OCLA: Mark
  • For those of you haven’t been to Opening Ceremony’s Los Angeles location, it’s like stepping into a family home, literally and figuratively. Not only have most of the staff become best friends, some have even signed a lease together and have each others significant others favorited in their contacts. On any given day it’s normal for manager Jenny (aka the “house mom”) to bring in home-cooked lunch and customers are not only known on a first name basis, but often come in just to say hi to their favorite staffer.

    Having FOMO yet? Don’t worry, we decided to give you a proper introduction to the OCLA team so you can get the scoop on things to do in LA and learn style tips. You too can be on a first-name basis. Check out the team's favorite looks currently in store, all captured by another staffer (big shocker) Jaye Johnson, a photographer who loves the team so much he works weekends in addition to his full time job.


    Next up is Mark Saldana, who makes the case for OCLA team superiority (and poolside joints).



    Name: Mark Saldana
    Any reason why you choose this look? This is something I would wear everyday.
    Style pointers for wearing this look:  Confidence and a sense of humor.
    Why do you love working at OCLA? We have the best team.
    Favorite thing to do in LA? Smoke medicinal marijuana and lounge by the pool.
    Biggest misconception about LA? We don't all live next door to a celebrity, sometimes they're 3 doors down.
      Mark wears Patrik Ervell Selvedge Denim in black stonewash, MASSIVE Contracts Of The Fall Tee in grey, and Dr. Marten Arthur 6-Eye Boots in black (available in stores). Photos by Jaye Johnson

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    It’s that time of year, where Christmas trees are kicked to the curb (literally), buttoning your baggy jeans feels like a challenge, and we all look back on what we did and (often times didn’t) do the previous year. And just in case you haven’t fallen into a Buzzfeed end-of-year list reading coma, Facebook and Instagram create easy-to-use tools that inundate all your friends’ feeds with 2015 memories. So, while it’s easy to think enough already, it’s also sort of fun to jump on the 2015 bandwagon. Can you blame us? This week, we’ll be sharing our favorite Opening Ceremony memories in food, fashion, art, music, and culture.

    It was hard to narrow down all of our fashion posts from 2015 to our very favorites because, well, fashion is kind of what we do. After much deliberation and soul-searching, however, we managed to compile a list full of mermaids, high-fashion chill sessions, organic streetwear, and more than a few recognizable faces. Check out our top 12 fashion moments below.


    1. Kendall Jenner Talked Mom Jeans And Her Fave Calvin Klein Moments
    2015’s face of the #MyCalvins campaigns sat down with OC co-founder Humberto Leon to lay down all the deets.

    2. KARA Brought New Meaning To The Term “BYOB”
    From artists to restaurateurs and puppies, the KARA team gave us some fascinating subjects and DIY bag templates that gave us some serious creative inspiration in 2015.

    3. We Invited You Over For “Netflix & Chill”
    Don’t worry, this photo journal is safe for work.

    4. James Merry Gave Vintage Sportswear Some Organic Flair
    The Icelandic designer took some time off of being Björk’s right-hand man to set up his very own embroidery station in OCNY.

    5. We Took You Behind-The-Scenes At Our SS16 Presentation

    From hair and makeup to choreography and set design to the ever-important after party, we made sure no NYFW stone was left unturned.

    6. Nick Young Escorted Us To Calvin Klein For The First Men’s Fashion Week
    The basketball star may or may not have talked creative director Italo Zucchelli into creating CK Lakers uniforms.

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  • 01/03/16--21:00: Meet OCLA: Akeem and Andrew
  • For those of you haven’t been to Opening Ceremony’s Los Angeles location, it’s like stepping into a family home, literally and figuratively. Not only have most of the staff become best friends, some have even signed a lease together and have each others significant others favorited in their contacts. On any given day it’s normal for manager Jenny (aka the “house mom”) to bring in home-cooked lunch and customers are not only known on a first name basis, but often come in just to say hi to their favorite staffer.

    Having FOMO yet? Don’t worry, we decided to give you a proper introduction to the OCLA team so you can get the scoop on things to do in LA and learn style tips. You too can be on a first-name basis. Check out the team's favorite looks currently in store, all captured by another staffer (big shocker) Jaye Johnson, a photographer who loves the team so much he works weekends in addition to his full time job.


    Next up: Akeem Washington and Andrew Lo, who are here to tell you that LA traffic is just as bad as they say it is.



    Name: Akeem Washington
    Any reason why you chose this look? I'm a fan of earth tone colors which Acne does well. And the Hender Schemes are a unique Japanese shoe. Japanese brands are my favorite.
    Favorite thing to do in LA? Eat at Marios Peruvian
    Biggest misconception about LA? Everyone actually DOES suck at driving. Not a misconception.
    One thing no one knows about your buddy in the photo: He's actually Taiwanese, NOT Chinese.

    Name: Andrew Lo
    Any reason why you chose this look? This would be my dream outfit to do kickflips in.
    Style pointers for wearing this look: When in doubt, size up on your clothes. Comfort matters.
    Why do you love working at OCLA? There's no other place with as many good vibes as OCLA. Shouts out to the big boss lady, Jenny.
    Favorite thing to do in LA? Skate or Die.
    Biggest misconception about LA? The traffic really isn't bad. It's actually terrible.
    One thing no one knows about your buddy in the photo: Akeem refuses to eat fruit. He says it's a "texture" thing.Andrew (left) wears Acne Studios Tony Face Jacket in intense blue, Cav Empt MD-ATM Shirt in blue/white (available in stores), Acne Ryder L PW MH Trousers in black, and Vans Vans Classic Slip-ons in monks robe/blanc. Akeem (right) wears Acne Studios Isherwood Flannel Button Down in moss green (available in stores), Acne Studios Max Stay Cash Jeans 34" in black, Cav Empt Pullover Light Fleece #4 Sweatshirt in blac

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  • 01/04/16--21:00: Meet OCLA: Qiana
  • For those of you haven’t been to Opening Ceremony’s Los Angeles location, it’s like stepping into a family home, literally and figuratively. Not only have most of the staff become best friends, some have even signed a lease together and have each others significant others favorited in their contacts. On any given day it’s normal for manager Jenny (aka the “house mom”) to bring in home-cooked lunch and customers are not only known on a first name basis, but often come in just to say hi to their favorite staffer.

    Having FOMO yet? Don’t worry, we decided to give you a proper introduction to the OCLA team so you can get the scoop on things to do in LA and learn style tips. You too can be on a first-name basis. Check out the team's favorite looks currently in store, all captured by another staffer (big shocker) Jaye Johnson, a photographer who loves the team so much he works weekends in addition to his full time job.

    In this installment, we talk to new OCLA transplant Qiana Roberts about how life has been since the big move from OCNY (Spoiler: just fine).



    Name: Qiana Roberts
    Any reason why you chose this look? I have a special love for Alexander Wang. He makes clothes for a girl who's rebellious, but never doing too much. Marta Jakubowski has also recently become a favorite of mine. Her clothes are very sexy with a little masculine edge. These Amélie (yes, we're on a first name basis haha) shoes are LITERALLY fire! How could I not?
    Style pointers for wearing this look: Honestly, the most important style pointer for me in any look is to always be comfortable. If you're not comfortable, you're not confident. I feel like I could wear this look from work to the club and the afterparty effortlessly
    Why do you love working at OCLA? OC allows and appreciates all of their staffers' individuality, which is something that I am very grateful for. It's nice to work with such an eclectic group of people because you see style from many different perspectives as opposed to just the mainstream idea of what fashion is. OCLA in particular has a very homey vibe, so when I'm helping clients, it's kind of like I'm hanging out in my closet and playing dress up by showing them all the new arrivals. You also never know who may walk in.
    Favorite thing to do in LA? I just recently moved to LA so i haven't explored as much as I'd like, but so far The Getty Museum has become my happy place. It sits on top of this huge hill off the 405 and the architecture is amazing. The rear of the museum has this beautiful garden and an awesome view of LA. You can see Santa Monica beach all the way to Downtown LA. It's breathtaking.
    Biggest misconception about LA? Moving to LA, I was warned to beware because everyone is "fake," but I have honestly met nothing but the sweetest people here. Especially at OC...everyone has been super welcoming and helpful in my transition.
    Qiana wears Marta Jakubowksi Cut-Out Leotard in black, T by Alexander Wang Frayed Burlap Wide Leg Pant in white, and Amelie Pichard Lilly Flame Clogs in flame vinyl (i

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  • 01/06/16--21:00: Mulholland Dreams
  • With the ever-dropping temperature in NYC, it’s hard not to be California dreamin’ this time of year. In our latest photo journal Mulholland Dreams, we satisfy our craving for some Vitamin D by heading to the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills with two (born and raised) locals Anaka Wetch and Sirena Warren... with some breezy Resort wear in tow, of course.

    Below, Anaka shares her favorite ways to explore the City of Angels.



    Los Angeles means a lot of different things to different people. Not only because every person possesses a subjective experience, but the area of LA is so vast and diverse that at times it feels as though you’re traveling through multiple cities and in fact, that’s sort of how the urban sprawl began. So as a native Angeleno, let me tell you not only a little bit about the city, but what it’s been like growing up in the West Coast metropolis.

    I grew up in a small “hippie” community tucked away in the mountains of LA. As a child, I wasn’t allowed to watch T.V. so I found inspiration in the magical land, plants, and animals around me. My older brother, cousins, and I would play Lord of the Rings in the “Middle Earth” we created in our backyard. As I was the smallest and the most wild, I was always unanimously elected to play Gimli. However, in my alone time, I took on the role of a fairy queen; inspired by the pagan teachings of my community, I created potions with rose petals and pink peppercorns, honored the earth with rituals, and frequently baked fairy cakes as offerings.

    When I entered high school, I began to explore more of the city with my friends. Topanga became just one of many other canyons. In Franklin Canyon, there is a small reservoir where a few parts of Twin Peaks were filmed. If you’re looking for an active hike however, Temescal Canyon, the Santa Monica Mountains, and Malibu Mountains have wonderful trails.

    While some say the charm of old Hollywood is gone, new aspects of Hollywood offer lots of culture and art. LACMA, one of my favorite museums, frequently hosts film screenings of influential filmmakers such as Fritz Lang and Alfred Hitchcock.

    Pasadena, one of the oldest part of LA, is filled with architecture from the 1920s and ‘30s. The Norton Simon Museum and the Huntington Library are my peaceful places to unwind and reflect with both nature and art. As I’m sure you’ve heard, driving in LA is not always a smooth cruise—Bring water, snacks, and tissues… you know, in case you find yourself in an existential crisis and start crying. Or if it’s just been so long you need a glycemic boost. Needless to say, venturing out is always worth it if you spend time in the right places...and avoid rush hour.

    Although I love living in Los Angeles, I am excited to live in a different place next Fall for college. I applied to many schools on the East Coast. Whatever the future holds, I am grateful for my time here, my education, and all of the people who have supported me through the process of becoming an adult.Sirena wears Galvan Long-Sleeve Dress in forest green (available in stores), Giuseppe Zanotti Shooting Argento Flats in NU10 silver (available in stores)

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    According to recent surveys, 66% of New Year’s resolutions are fitness-related. Another interesting stat? The fact that one in three people ditch the initiative by the end of January. With these odds stacked against you, we wanted to lend a hand (or a rep) to prevent you from becoming a statistic.

    Since, let’s be honest, we could probably use a little help ourselves, we hit up a couple of our favorite fitness professionals for Instagram-speed tips. First up? LA-based fitness trainer Seth G, who proves you’ve always got to be beach-ready in the City of Angels. Watch the instructional video above, and read more below for a detailed breakdown because it’s not just about showing you the movements, but understanding them so you can get in (aka stay in) tip-top shape.



    The Circuit Workout, invented by Seth G: A full body circuit consisting of three exercises: Kick-start Jumps, Balancing Sticks with an option for a pushup, and Tricep-Oblique Twists.
    1. Kick-start Jumps: In order to perform the kick-start jumps correctly, you have to be able to perform a proper squat. Focus on shifting your weight into your butt (rather than your knees), keep the chest lifted/abs engaged and go deep. Make sure your feet are just wider than the hips and keep a slight turn-out. This will help with impact from the jump, as well. Technically, the first exercise is a plyometric movement, meaning you are working fast-twitch muscle fibers, which is good for cardio and performance. Try to go for 20 of these, holding for a second at the bottom and adding a thigh slap for effect.
    2. Balancing Sticks w/ optional push up: Balancing sticks are a more complex version of a plank, so that's how I would suggest to start it off. Keep your hands under the shoulders, on your toes and form a straight line from the back of your head to your heels. Keeping your core tight, SLOWLY lift one arm and the opposite leg at the same time. Then switch and try doing that 20 times. IF you feel comfortable, add a pushup between lifts. Bring your arms out to the side on a slight angle. Use your arms to lower down and your chest to press up. You can always modify on your knees and come back to a high plank afterwards.
    3. Tricep-Oblique Twist: The Tricep-Oblique twists are a variation of a body weight dip. Come onto both arms like you're about to do a crab walk and shift the weight onto one hand and lower so your butt almost touches the ground. At the same time, use your tricep to push up and reach the opposite hand to your toe and engage the core. Repeat 20 times then switch to the other side. You should feel a burn in the back of your arms and the side of your abs.


    What it does and why it works:
    Like I said, it's full body, so I tried to think of everything from toning the muscles, burning calories with big movements and even working on balance and agility. The kick-start jumps are a great way to spike the heart rate by working the legs. Balancing sticks are perfect core exercises, focusing on balance and coordination and at the same time strengthening abs, shoulders, and glutes. If you opt for the pushups, you are working your chest and arms all at the same time. The tricep oblique-twists are working just that: the back of the arms and the side abdominals. Not to mention there is a cardio and core component to the exercise, as well.

    What's your personal advice for someone who is only just beginning training and exerc

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    We all have that moment where Friday night rolls around and a Netflix binge is the primary “event” option. In order to cure your major case of FOMO, we’ve teamed up with The Mirror Cube, a happenings site that features events recommended by artists. With their expert panel of visual artists, actors, writers, and directors, The Mirror Cube brings you the lowdown on what shows, screenings, and exhibits you should check out each week in New York and Los Angeles.



    NY: 45 Years at IFC Center
    December 23-January 14. 2016
    Picked by: Brady Corbet
    What: Weekend and Looking director Andrew Haigh's relationship drama starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.

    Why Go: Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay won acting awards when 45 Years premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last year, and Rampling's quietly powerful performance has garnered Oscar buzz. If you're new to her work, see 45 Years and then catch her iconic turn in The Night Porter and one of her most under-looked films, Heading South, as part of IFC Center's retrospective, Charlotte Rampling.


    NY: Neon Indian (DJ Set) at American Museum of Natural History

    January 8 at 9 PM
    Picked by: Lauren Cohan
    What: Alan Palomo of Neon Indian headlines with a DJ set as part of One Step Beyond, a monthly party at the museum.

    Why Go: In October, Palomo released his first album in four years as Neon Indian--just in time to make many of the year-end best-of lists for 2015. Neon Indian's energetic DJ sets draw big crowds, and you can celebrate the end of the working week by dancing to his music surrounded by dinosaur skeletons and museum dioramas.


    NY: Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: New Paintings at Pace Gallery
    December 11-January 23
    What: Pace Gallery presents a new series of oil paintings by the husband-and-wife artists.

    Why Go: Ilya and Emilia are arguably the most famous fine artists to come out of modern Russia, and they've been widely celebrated for their output since the '80s when their work boldly challenged the status quo of the Soviet Union. Now in their 80s, the couple's art remains graphically potent, and some of the pieces in this exhibition have never before been on view.


    LA: Patti Smith at The Wiltern
    January 8 & 9 at 7 PM
    Picked by: Amanda Charchian
    What: The godmother of punk and her touring band play her most famous album, Horses, cover to cover.

    Why Go: The release of Horses in 1976 prompted Rolling Stone to call Patti Smith "a genuine original" and her music has hugely influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Kristen Stewart. Smith is a candid and funny stage presence live, and she still sounds great and can really move you. When she performed a few acoustic numbers towards the close of a book event for her new memoir M at The Orpheum in November, it brought down

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    When it comes to undergarments, it’s admittedly the last thing on a guy’s mind when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. Something so automatic usually doesn’t require much thought or consideration. Luckily, New York-based brand Druthers is bringing the comfy undergarment conversation to the, ahem, forefront with their high-quality boxers.

    Exclusive prints—which range from lemons to faded bandana print and irregular stripes—are now sold exclusively at Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel, and are each created with a soft cotton fabric from Japan. The best part? Each of the exclusive prints are still designed in a signature shape that’s comfortable to wear to bed... or underneath a pair of Acne Studios denim jeans.


    Shop all Druthers at Opening Ceremony at Ace HotelPhotos courtesy of Druthers 

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  • 01/03/16--21:00: A New Kind Of Paradise
  • Resort collections are often pigeonholed into the singular view of what vacation wear is meant to look like. Floppy hats, breezy whites, and floral prints are perfectly suitable staples for an escape from the cold weather, but what does the Resort season offer to those of us who just aren’t that into the “easy breezy” look? The answer is Acne Studios Resort 2016.

    Inspired by the postmodern and cubist art movements of the 20th century, Acne Studios’ Resort collection is, at first glance, more geared towards an art history classroom than a sandy white beach. With abstract, colorful prints, ‘90s grunge-inspired accessories, and laidback kaftan silhouettes, the pieces in this collection reimagine who is buying resort collections and what they are buying them for. Though the collection stays true to the season’s seasonal themes of breezy dressing and button-downs, offerings like the Rhea Alpaca Sweater and Varden Tech Jacket can be paired seamlessly with each piece to keep you seasonally appropriate—even without a tropical getaway. Everyone has different versions or paradise, and Acne Studios is here to help you reach it.

    Shop all Acne Studios mens and womensAcne Studios Fuel Tech Bomber in silver (available in stores), T by Alexander Wang Sheer Fitted Long Sleeve Turtleneck in black, Acne Studios Koby Leather Skirt in bone (available in stores), Acne Studios Flats in tan (available in stores) Calida Tech Dress in navy Fabi Small Choker in matte black Clemente Print Dress in roses/palm mix Clouet Linen Dress in dark green/indigo Lash Shirt Tech Pop Dress in white Varden Tech Jacket in black and Obel Cotton Linen Pants in purple stripe Olexa Print Pants in palm tree red and Rhea Alpaca Sweater in black

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    You came to the right place for your one-of-a-kind fashion coverage because Opening Ceremony is giving you an all-access pass to London Collections Men Autumn/Winter 2016. In typical OC fashion, we’re doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above, backstage photos from the Craig Green show, where the theme of protection was key. 

    Want more from London Collections Men? Stay up-to-the-minute on the Autumn/Winter 2016 shows here and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.


    Shop all Craig Green here



    Craig Green’s Autumn/Winter 2016 collection explores the concept of protection in surprisingly introspective ways. Finding new methods to explore his interest in the themes of both restriction and release, traditional notions of elegance are set against uncompromising circumstances. The up-and-coming London-based designer uses new aging and tarnishing techniques in specialty pieces seen throughout the collection, with soft leathers and pebbled wools making appearances throughout the collection. Also present in the collection are the statement-making closure details, evident in the looping buttonholes that join fabrics as well asthe interlaced fabrics that binds separate fragments of fabric together through grommets. Accessories get a similar treatment, with staple leather handbags and the addition of pinstriped hoods that block and protect the face.Images courtesy of Craig Green 

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    According to recent surveys, 66% of New Year’s resolutions are fitness-related. Another interesting stat? The fact that one in three people ditch the initiative by the end of January. With these odds stacked against you, we wanted to lend a hand (or a rep) to prevent you from becoming a statistic.

    Since, let’s be honest, we could probably use a little help ourselves, we hit up a couple of our favorite fitness professionals for Instagram-speed tips. Next up is Nicole Winhoffer, who has a sure fire way to (literally) kick your ass into shape… and look sexy doing it. Watch the instructional video above, and read more below for a detailed breakdown, because it’s not just about showing you the movements, but understanding them so you can get in (aka stay in) tip-top shape.



    Nicole's New Year's Workout: Women want to look good. The thighs and butt are the largest muscles of the human body, meaning you need more energy to complete this workout. More energy means more calories. Working them in angles slims them, not to mention the pose provides sexy mental stimulation. Using your ankles tightens the skin and muscles of the leg.
    1. Drop and squeeze: Squeeze legs together in a bevel (inner thighs), one knee crosses to streamline hamstring. Bend the bottom leg and straighten 30 times. This works the abs, butt, and legs.
    2.  Ski Abduction: Bend supporting leg and hold balance. Brush the outside leg side and pull back to bevel. Point the foot and imagine energy being released through the leg. Repeat 30 times. This works the outer and inner thighs. 

    Any advice to keeping your New Year’s resolution?
    Yeah, what's better than a plump butt and nice thighs? Okay, a lot of things, but when you’re faced with resistance (for those times when you might be saying, “Fuck it, I'm not gonna work out today”) take the opposite approach and do the very thing you're resisting. 

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    Are you ready for awards season? It's that time of the year when Angelenos binge watch movie screeners, listen to music's latest talents, and catch up on everyone's favorite TV shows. What better way to kick-off the festivities than W Magazine's Golden Globes party, held at the iconic Chateau Marmont? Don't worry if you stayed in watching Making a Murderer; I caught all the action on my Fujifilm Instax mini camera.

    Check them my photos from the night in the graphic above! 

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    From London to Brooklyn, gentrification has become a hot topic regarding the urban landscape in different cities around the world increasingly in recent years. Since the term was first coined in 1964 by Marxist planner sociologist Ruth Glass, it has rapidly gone on to become the subject of daily city council discussion panels, countless Spike Lee interviews, and now—with Central St. Martin’s graduate Daniel W. Fletcher’s OC-exclusive debut collection—the focus of the fashion world.

    As part of his graduate collection for the renowned London design school last year, Fletcher created his collection (which is his first official Spring/Summer 2016 collection) based on the urban redevelopment he noticed taking place in his then-home of Peckham in South-East London. The eight-piece capsule collection features key pieces from Fletcher’s graduate collection—including his popular striped pajama separates and pieces that fuse British heritage with sportswear details and upscale fabrics.

    Below, we catch up with the young designer to talk about his love for the city of Peckham, using his collection as a way to voice social issues, and having his collection carried at OC.


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    CHLOE DEWBERRY: Can you tell us a bit about your experience at Central Saint Martins? You've mentioned that your experience there really prepared you for the real world.
    DANIEL W. FLETCHER: It really did prepare me for the real world. The application process alone is enough to put a lot of people off. There’s no sugarcoating there and they tell it like it is. But that’s exactly what you need entering this industry, and I nevertheless enjoyed it and can’t imagine studying anywhere else.

    You've worked with everyone from Kim Jones to Lucas Ossendrijver during your school tenure. What's the main difference between working under these names and then running your own line?

    The main difference now is that I do everything myself. In a big company like Louis Vuitton or Lanvin, there are so many different departments that you don't even realise exist. If you are a designer then you design, whereas with my own label I have to decide everything. Whether it be labels, packaging, price points, or sales, it all comes down to me. I am thankful that I have had the experience in these companies to help me understand these working parts.

    What is the most important thing that you learned working under them?
    Understanding how to put a collection together. At school, I was working on projects where we would make one look or garment at a time, but when I went to Paris and saw a collection go from designs on paper through to fittings at midnight the night before the show it made me understand how a collection should be formed.

    Can you talk about your own experience with gentrification and how that shaped the concept for your debut collection?
    When I first moved to London, I lived in Peckham because it was one of the few affordable areas left in the city. But in just a few years, the entire perception of the area changed and it suddenly became the “cool new place to live.” With that came big developers who had plans to redevelop the area without any thought for the long-term and low-income residents. This concerned me, so I wanted to use my collection as a way to voice this.

    What did you initially love about Peckham?

    Peckham is a really vibrant area. There’s a great arts

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    You came to the right place for your one-of-a-kind fashion coverage because Opening Ceremony is giving you an all-access pass to London Collections Men Autumn/Winter 2016. In typical OC fashion, we’re doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above, backstage photos from Coach’s celebration of blue collar style.

    Want more from London Collections Men? Stay up-to-the-minute on the Autumn/Winter 2016 shows here and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.



    For Autumn/Winter 2016, the team at Coach looked to unexpected inspirations for their oversized, utilitarian pieces. Looking to a blend of classic East Coast hip hop culture and blue collar masculinity, the result was billowy puffer jackets, sturdy reimagining of last season’s coveted shearling coats, and exaggerated bucket hat silhouettes. Described as a “precious, low-fi take on luxury,” the collection takes the trimmings you expect from a Coach show, but places them in a context one wouldn’t.  

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    Entering the main studio inside of Hester Gallery last Friday afternoon was like peeking into the interior of my teenage mind. Stark white peace signs, curvy hearts, and yin yangs in swirling handwriting popped out on matte black walls as part of Denmark-based artist Ditte Gantriis’ new three-person group show, The Grove. “The murals consist of all sorts of clichéd symbols and signs,” Gantriis tells me as she paints. “I find that clichés provide a framework for the emotions we choose to put into them.” With a small black heart stud in her ear and an outline of a black star tattooed on her wrist, Gantriis subtly embodies the mural she’s designing to be included in The Grove.

    Working with stereotypes and commercial aesthetics, Gantriis examines how we unconsciously invest emotions in everyday objects. Wine glasses filled with sumptuous maroon colored glass, humorous in their heaviness, are spread out on the gallery floor in front of her murals while wonky, handmade wooden candlesticks decorate the windowsills of the gallery. “Together, the symbols in the mural, the wine glasses, and the candlesticks point to something bohemian,” Gantriis says. “ They point to something of an unconventional life devoted to sensuous pleasure.”

    Below, find out more about the artist’s love of clichés, her upcoming projects, and what she can’t live without when she travels.



    CECILIA SALAMA: What do these clichéd personal stereotypes mean to you?

    DITTE GANTRIIS: In our culture, “bohemian” has become just another style choice, no different from any other exchangeable pop cultural identity. Are you rock, goth, hip hop or hippie? The identities have become so individualized or co-opted that in some ways they are all the same. They become meaningless in the sense of being truly different to anything else. No identity is more authentic than the next. They simply co-exist. The title of the mural is Carpe Diem, which is also a bit of a cliché. I am just attracted to clichés in general.

    Do you have a favorite one?
    No, I like them all!

    You've done murals before for other shows. What attracts you to them?
    Yes. I have done quite a few recently. There is something really satisfying about the process of doing a mural, especially in really large spaces, but always in combination with other works. So they become more like installations, a kind of backdrop to the other works. Their function is to contextualize the other works, but at the same time they’re also autonomous. I like how they activate and change the space.

    Do you like to create humor in your work?
    Yes very much, but in a serious way. Some of my works play with humor in a more subtle way than others, but I feel that humor always plays a role.

    How does art culture differ in Europe and New York? Do you find that an online presence is super important for you?
    Well, it's been a few years since I was in New York. But there are of course differences, also within Europe. The international art scene is very much an online scene.

    Do you look at any particular artists for inspiration?
    I have art crushes all the time. But for inspiration, I look at all kinds of places, not just art. I look at films, music, literature, comics, cartoons, design, people, and history.

    What is the one thing in your suitcase you can never travel without?
    My phone, so I can see pictures of my baby. And also if I have to take my artworks with me.

    Do you have any other upcoming projects for 2016?
    I have som

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    You came to the right place for your one-of-a-kind fashion coverage because Opening Ceremony is giving you an all-access pass to London Collections Men Autumn/Winter 2016. In typical OC fashion, we’re doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above, photos from the KTZ show, where sports-themed childhood bedrooms and Kraftwerk reigned supreme.

    Want more from London Collections Men? Stay up-to-the-minute on the Autumn/Winter 2016 shows here and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.

    Shop all KTZ here



    This season, KTZ’s menswear line takes us to multiple locations around the globe: futurist art studios in Russia, American sports stadiums, and a Kraftwerk show in Germany. Doing what they do best, the brand seamlessly weaves the various references into one cohesive image with a refined color palette and signature dynamic prints. From baseball-stitched leather pants to updated versions of their iconic longline suiting jackets, what seems like a mixed bag of inspirations on paper comes to life in a way that only KTZ knows how to pull off. 

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