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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 NYFW Fall/Winter 2016. In typical OC fashion, we're doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above are photos from the Hood by Air runway show, where designer Shayne Oliver led the fashion world on a pilgrimage. 

    Want more from New York Fashion Week? Stay up-to-the-minute with Fall/Winter 2016 here, and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.




    Show: Hood By Air

    Location: The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station

    Winning Look: The fur jacket, wrapped in red transparent plastic wrap

    Reporter's notes: This collection made us wish that Shayne Oliver was the co-pilot to our lives. 

    Best moment: When gender-bending performance artist Hirakish made a surprise appearance on the runwayPhotos by Tyra Mitchell 

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    At Opening Ceremony, we always pride ourselves oninnovation. From the inspiration and execution of our shows to the clothing seen in the collection. This even carries through to our friends, family, and fashion show guests. This season, young stars such as Jaden Smith and Charli XCX stopped by, while Christina Ricci and Orange is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne and Dascha Polanco and Studio One Eighty Nine favorites Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah decided to join us on our journey to the future.

    Flip through the slideshow above to check out all of the movers and shakers that came to support our Fall/Winter 2016 show.
    Sarah Snyder (wearing Opening Ceremony Grommet Detail Tank Top and Faux Fur Mariko Coat) and Jaden Smith (wearing Opening Ceremony Symphony Patch Coach Jacket). Photos by Greg Kessler, Matt Kelly, and Patrick SpearsHumberto Leon, Carol Lim, Jaden Smith, and Sarah SnyderCharli XCX and Lisa TVDascha Polanco, Christina Ricci, and Lizzi BougatsosAtlanta de Cadenet Taylor (wearing Opening Ceremony Piped Sleeveless Dress) and Charli XCXHumberto and Christina RicciRosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah Leigh LezarkChristina RicciNatahsa Lyonne and Maluca Mala (wearing Opening Ceremony Celebrates Pearl River Lotus Brocade Tank Top and Lotus Brocade Pants

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    Last night, Opening Ceremony headed to Pier 90 to present our Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Inspired by the work of visual futurist Syd Mead, the collection envisioned the future in a way that only Opening Ceremony could. Below, Carol and Humberto share a personal letter that explains the inspiration behind the collection. 

    Check back in throughout the week, where we’ll be sharing more in-depth coverage of our Fall/Winter 2016 show and collection.


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    Dear Friends,

    Fashion is inherently futuristic. Each year, when we sit down to shape a maelstrom of ideas and inspirations into a collection, we inevitably create a new reality, which we hope will resonate with people months—and in the case of truly transcendent collections, years and lifetimes—ahead.

    Syd Mead, the visual futurist responsible for the looks of some of our all-time favorite science-fiction films—including Star Trek, Aliens, Tron, and Blade Runner—works through a similar process. His illustrations from the 1970s and 1980s not only predicted what the world would look like in 2016, but cemented that future as a reality, by creating an aesthetic compelling enough to inspire generations of designers and artists.

    Our Fall/Winter 2016 runway show is the latest scion of this artistic family. It takes cues not only from Mead’s illustrations, but also his philosophy of “scaling” the future by grounding it in the realities of the present.

    William Gibson wrote, “The future is there... looking back at us.” Thank you for joining us as we gaze forward towards it.

    With love,

    Carol Lim & Humberto Leon
    Photos by Greg Kessler

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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 NYFW Fall/Winter 2016. In typical OC fashion, we're doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above are photos from the Mansur Gavriel presentation, where well-accessorized ladies who lunch introduced new styles in silhouettes in the collection.  

    Want more from New York Fashion Week? Stay up-to-the-minute with Fall/Winter 2016 here, and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.


    Shop all Mansur Gavriel here




    Show: Mansur Gavriel

    Location: The Swiss Institute

    Inspired by: Clearly Mansur Gavriel designers Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel are OCD about not only color selection, but classic easy pieces… And clearly it’s working.

    Winning Look: The mule that doubles as a pump

    Reminded us of: Well-accessorized ladies who lunch

    Reporter’s Notes: If only I looked like this put together in my kitchen
    Photos by Patrick Spears 

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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 NYFW Fall/Winter 2016. In typical OC fashion, we’re doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above are backstage photos from the Jeremy Scott runway show, where Ren & Stimpy made a surprise appearance. 

    Want more from New York Fashion Week? Stay up-to-the-minute with Fall/Winter 2016 here, and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.



    Show: Jeremy Scott

    Location: Skylight at Moynihan Station

    Inspired by: Ren & Stimpy, Blondie, and cowboys in space

    Wining Look: A blue leather, topstitched bustier tucked into a cow printed, denim pencil skirt. This came complete with a Ren & Stimpy musical bomber jacket and matching cartoon cowboy boots

    Spotted: Karlie Kloss opened and closed the show and could be seen pulling down her guitar-printed sweater dress (which kept riding up) at the end of the runway. Perez Hilton was also sitting front row in a floor-length faux fur coat that lit up. Oh, and he only wore boxers underneath that.

    Soundtrack: “Hanging on The Telephone” by Blondie, one of Scott’s muses for the show

    Reporter’s Notes: The best part about Jeremy Scott’s shows (aside from the clothes, models, and energy) is the crowd. Die-hard Jeremy Scott fans spare no expense when dressing for his shows. From drag queens, to Hilton sisters, to Korean Parsons students, neon fur, hair, pom pom-covered shoes made up the majority of the attendees uniforms. This made it my favorite show for people watching.

    If this collection were a movie, it would be: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes-meets-Toy Story 2

    Best Moment: The Ren & Stimpy cowboy bootsPhotos by Tyra Mitchell 

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    Set your NYFW beauty regime aside as we take you through our intergalactic vortex of dystopian dazzle with our Blade Runner inspired hair, nails, and makeup lowdown.

    Makeup: For starters, we opted out of luminously contoured cheek bones in favor of a dusting of periwinkle glitter courtesy of makeup artist Yadim for Maybelline.

    Nails: Instead of fully lacquered set of nails we opted for a chrome chipped version by Naomi Yasuda and the other artists Chinaglaze.

    Hair: Let’s not forget those swerving glossy manes and XXL finger waves sculpted by the remarkable Jimmy Paul for Bumble and bumble.

    Beauty Elixirs: Last but definitely not least none of this would be possible without a little hydration both inside and out, with Fiji water and hydration masks from Dr.Jart+


    Take a look at our slideshow above to see all of the behind-the-scenes beauty images.
    Photos by Greg Kessler, Matt Kelly, and Patrick SpearsNaomi yasuda 

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    In past seasons, we’ve had the pleasure of partnering up with Lexus to provide behind-the-scenes videos and more for our shows. Fall/Winter 2016 marks a new chapter for Opening Ceremony and Lexus’ collaborative efforts. This New York Fashion Week season, we teamed up with Design Disrupted—a Lexus founded initiative that aims to push boundaries in artistry and technology—to present an exciting series of Lexus cars wrapped in Syd Mead inspired prints.

    Flip through the above slideshow to see the Syd Mead print Lexus cars from our Fall/Winter 2016 show and watch the video below to see a time-lapse video below.

    Photos courtesy of Lexus 

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    Twenty-year-old R&B singer Kehlani received her first Grammy nomination this year for Best Urban Contemporary Album, and for those uninformed, the past year has been a journey for the artist even before she walked last night’s red carpet. Luckily, her crew (aka the Tsunami Mob) has been with the singer every step of the way.

    In celebration of her debut full-length mixtape (yes, she’s made history in light of a mixtape) titled You Should Be Here, the mob prepared for their biggest moment yet, pouring through an anticipated week filled with parties on top of parties, all leading up to “the moment that people only dream about,” says manager, David Ali. Kehlani’s mob consists of many artists and supporters riding the wave with the singer, including childhood best friend Edward Hajari, stylist and tsunami visionnaire, Debbie Gonzales, and of course, OCLA’s Daniel Buezo. Daniel has not only been part of OC’s family for quite some time, but also Kehlani’s. So of course we wanted an inside look to see what it’s like helping prep your close friend for something they have all worked so hard for.

    What was going through Kehlani’s mind during her first Grammys moment? “I feel like I’m going to my first prom,” she laughed as her team sent her off in her black SUV for the Grammys, overcome with emotions resembling proud parents. In the midst of a teary-eyed (happy tears, don’t worry) revelry, I spoke with Debbie Gonzales and OCLA’s Daniel Buezo about the mob’s path that lead straight to the Grammy Awards red carpet.



    ERIKA FLYNN: Debbie, you've been with Kehlani since she was an up-and-coming artist, and now she’s a Grammy nominated artist. How have you and Kehlani’s personal style grown since the beginning to now?
    DEBBIE GONZALES: I think I joined the mob around this time last year, and it all started at OC. Kehlani's style has gone from super tomboy to "I'll wear my heels now, I guess" tomboy. My goal is to make her feel comfortable and cool while elevating her look.
    DANIEL BUEZO: It’s amazing to see her grow up. I met Kehlani when she would wear nothing but Vans (which she still won’t take off) two years ago, and to witness her evolve from a teen to a young lady that wears dresses is a trip. I am honored to be a part of the progress.

    What do you consider when dressing her for a huge event like the Grammys versus an intimate performance?
    Debbie: Honestly, the goal is to make sure that she’s the most comfortable, but still looks chic and sexy.
    Daniel: She’s gotta be comfortable and overall confident in what she is wearing.

    Do the Grammys feel like the biggest performance yet?
    Debbie: Yes, by far! We called it our Tsunami Prom, and it's definitely a dream come true for all of us.
    Daniel: Our team its like a family: when one person wins, we all do. Kehlani being at the Grammys felt like we were all there!

    Daniel, how has working at Opening Ceremony shaped your style, and in the same way, shaped the way you see Kehlani's style?
    Daniel: I applied to OCLA my first day in LA two years ago and it became my favorite retail job ever. I learned so much about alternative designers and I fell in love with fashion again. I helped many stylists with their clients and learned how they managed to make magic happen. Working at OC gives you insight on new designers and we basically get to see product as soon as it arrives. In addition, I met Debbie as a client there and now we work together!

    How do you feel that you and Kehlani balance each other out when it comes to clothes? Do you ever disagree when deciding on a look?

    Debbie: We have a big

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    On Friday, February 19, the YEEZY BOOST 350 sneakers are back...in black... again. The low-top trainer upper is made of Primeknit, a material adidas’ top engineers created to make sure the sneaker feels like a second skin. Not to mention, the shoe is sleek AF with its elegant color palette, thick rope laces, suede arch panels, and purposeful stitching on the back pull tab.

    Let’s be real though; getting your hands on these won’t be easy. Retailers world-wide have very limited quantities, and while we appreciate anyone who is willing to go the extra mile for fashion, we figured we’d prevent any madness with an in-store raffle held at our OCNY Soho store. See below for a detailed play-by-play on how to enter OC’s raffle and remember.

    Please note, due to high demand, we cannot guarantee your purchase of a pair of YEEZY BOOST 350s. Thank you for understanding!


    adidas Originals YEEZY BOOST 350 In-Store Raffle to Purchase

    —Register for the raffle entry at OCNY Soho, 35 Howard St.
    —Raffle begins on Wednesday, February 17 at 11:00 AM EST
    —Raffle ends on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM EST
    —Raffle entries are restricted to one entry per person
    —No phone, email, or online entries will be taken. All registrations must be made in person
    —Must have valid form of ID
    —Must be at least 10 years old
    —We will contact winners via phone by 7:00 PM Thursday, February 18th
    —If a winner does not pick up their phone and their voicemail is full or isn’t set up, they will be disqualified
    —Winners can pick up and purchase on Friday, February 19th between 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
    —If a winner does not purchase his/her pair in-stores by 11:00 AM he/she will forfeit the right to purchase
    —Any unclaimed units will be sold in-store on a first come, first serve basis
    —Winners must bring valid photo ID to complete purchase
    —Winners will be escorted by a security guard to car/cab/train (Note: we do not recommend taking any public transportation)
    For real-time updates on the Yeezy Boost 350, follow us on Twitter @OpeningCeremony.

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    Taking inspiration from the imagined work of visual futurist Syd Mead, our Fall/Winter 2016 collection is designed for a moment not so distant from the present. This futuristic theme carries through from XXL finger waved hair to our tinted aviators and pointy-toed heels. Cast in glamorous shapes and surprising fabrication and materials, this season’s accessories transport the wearer to a world not far off from our own. From thigh-high platform boots in crocodile-stamped velvet and patent leather to pointy-toed mules, innovation is key. For handbags, classic OC shapes as well as two new silhouettes—a triangular box bag and a mid-sized crossbody—take on fresh textures, such as iridescent rubberized leather and crystal embellishments.

    In addition to space-age shoes and crystal ball handbags, for the second year in a row we collaborated with Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster and Fossil for out of this world watches and frames. Thesunglasses feature a brand new take on the aviator, with a sleek design available in a range of eye-popping colors. The cat-eye silhouette also gets an update with an architectural metal frame. Opening Ceremony x Fossil watches get an update with bangle styles that feature iridescent mother-of-pearl inlays and crystal pavé dials and a rectangular stone timepiece that comes with a crocodile-stamped leather band.

    Last but certainly not least, jewelry-brand Chrishabana designed exclusive earrings, bracelets, and necklaces that incorporate the spiral motif from the clothing collection into mesmerizing helix shapes with delicate pearl accents.

    With Opening Ceremony Fall/Winter 2016, the future is already here, you just need to grab hold—of your crystal embellished crossbody handbag, that is.
    Photos by Greg Kessler, Matt Kelly, and Patrick Spears

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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 NYFW Fall/Winter 2016. In typical OC fashion, we're doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above are photos from the Eckhaus Latta runway show at MoMA PS1, where the polarities and their indefinite span of gray areas stole the show. 

    Want more from New York Fashion Week? Stay up-to-the-minute with Fall/Winter 2016 here, and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.



    Within the concrete confines of MoMA PS1s white paneled dome, Eckhaus Latta designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta unveiled their Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Aglow in soft amber lighting and set to the ambient beat of Richard Fellyd, streams of models laced around the interior, rhythmically galavanting forwards and backwards. And like any Eckhaus Latta presentation, the mood that preceded the safe formulaic constructs of a particular historical theme or site specific story.

    It was the unnerving yet freeing feeling of the unpredictable and the consistency of constant change and other antipodes coexisting amongst each other that set the mood of the show. Tinted denim offset handloomed knits. Crushed and burnout velvets boasted a nonchalant decadence against the austerity of darned WWII military blankets reworked into jackets. Body-skimming tops of all lengths gave bulky shearling coats a coquettish irreverence.

    It was the polarities and their indefinite span of gray areas that stole the show giving a context to nothing really contextual.
    Photos by Tyra Mitchell 

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    Dig in Your Heels, Stick to Your Guns is 22-year-old NYC-based photographer Grace Ahlbom’s latest creative endeavor, serving as her BFA thesis exhibition at Pratt Institute. Ahlbom’s dynamic combination of portraits and still life images were presented in an in-your-face dynamic, with skate ramps jutting out from the walls while images were wheatpasted on thick chipboard panels. The hyper-masculine presentation (as well as the subject matter of the photographs) serve to reflect the photographer’s struggle with her own gender identity while presenting an idealized collection of moments and objects from her “boyhood.” Dig in Your Heels, Stick to Your Guns gives the viewer an intimate portrait of Grace’s past and present self, with her still life photos displaying telling objects straight out of a teenage boy’s bedroom and her photos that evoke a sense of envy and longing. With fellow youth-culture-capturing photographer Ryan McGinley declaring her his “favorite young artist,” Ahlbom’s exhibition is not to be missed.


    Dig in Your Heels, Stick to Your Guns is on display from February 15th-19th at Pratt Institute in the ARC Building, Lower Level Photography Gallery.


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    Brooklyn, New York 11205
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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 NYFW Fall/Winter 2016. In typical OC fashion, we're doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above are photos from the Matthew Adams Dolan presentation, which was moreso a fashionable trip to the planet Mars.

    Want more from New York Fashion Week? Stay up-to-the-minute with Fall/Winter 2016 here, and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.


    Shop all Matthew Adams Dolan here



    Show: Matthew Adams Dolan

    Location: Fridman Gallery, Soho

    Inspired by:
    The topography of Mars

    Wining Look: On oversized, cinched white vest worn over slit black flares and gigantic working gloves that touched the tip of the shoulder

    Reminded us of: Space cowboys, without the cowboy hats

    Reporter’s Notes:
    Matthew Adams Dolan manages to stay true to the silhouettes that kickstarted his following (think topstitched denim trenches from Fall/Winter 2015) while refining his love for the oversized by introducing new fabrics like fleece and purple velvet. Steven Threet, Matthews business partner mentioned this may have been one of the last times they could truly do whatever they wanted for a presentation (before the world realizes what a talent Dolan is and sucks him into the norm of fashion week shows). This offered a number of collaborations with artist Michael Hauptman, including an interactive heat map projection, a trippy sci-fi video featuring the full collection with the model in motion, and free t-shirts piled in a heap below the projection screen. The clothing had an astronaut vibe to it, with bungee laced detailing, galactic prints, and authentic moon boots.
    Photos courtesy of BFA/Matthew Adams Dolan

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  • 02/16/16--21:00: NYFW FW16 Dispatch: Coach
  • 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 NYFW Fall/Winter 2016. In typical OC fashion, we're doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above are photos from the Coach’s runway show, where Taxi Driver, Americana roots, and ice hockey served as inspiration. 

    Want more from New York Fashion Week? Stay up-to-the-minute with Fall/Winter 2016 here, and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.




    Show: Coach 

    Location: Pier 76, Hudson River Park

    Inspired by: Three incredibly classic-yet-eclectic film and television characters: Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, Rob Lowe in Youngblood, and Scooby-Doo’s bespectacled sidekick, Velma Dinkley.

    Winning Look: With such a strong outerwear game, it’s really too tough to choose

    Wear it to: NYC’s version of Homecoming Weekend

    Spotted: Chloë Grace Moretz, Ciara, Emma Roberts, Dree Hemingway, and Riley Keough

    Reporter’s Notes: Coach Fall/Winter 2016 sourced inspiration from ice hockey, team uniforms, and dream thrifting finds, except with an impeccable cut and craftsmanship. The role of athleticism ties into Coach’s Americana roots and societal archetypes, or rather defies them with a homage to tough females… because, you know, women are f*cking strong AND beautiful. My only disappointment? That this collection wasn’t around when I played ice hockey.
    Images courtesy of Coach 

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    You’re living in Syd Mead’s future, whether you realize it or not. In 1978, the illustrator imagined a Kentucky Derby complete with smart-phone-like devices and a floating platform clairvoyantly inscribed with the word “INRNET.” In 1982, his flying cars and noir cityscapes appeared in one of the most aesthetically influential films of all time, Blade Runner. In 2016, the 82-year-old visual futurist still looks ahead: “The past has been done,” he told us the other day.

    Opening Ceremony’s Fall/Winter 2016 show embraced this forward-looking attitude, while paying homage to Mead’s many ideas that deserve fresh consideration. In Mead’s Kentucky Derby, spacecraft hover above a racetrack. In our set, cars from the future rendered from helium balloons were surrounded by a racetrack-like runway, while three 2016 Lexus RXs were coated in Liquid City, a signature print from the collection.

    During an exciting collaboration, OC co-founder Humberto Leon and Syd Mead got together to discuss future fashion, anchoring fantasy in lived experience, and whether robots will take over the world.



    HUMBERTO LEON: What does it mean to you to be a “visual futurist”?
    SYD MEAD: I’ve been doing design work, renderings, and illustrations my whole life. They’re mostly about the future because if it’s already happened, it’s in a book somewhere. Or now, it’s on Google. The past is part of our reference library, but it’s not what I do.

    Your illustrations from the 1970s and 1980s imagined what the world would look like in 2016. Do these works still depict the future? Or did we end up living in a different future?
    The difficulty with science fiction is that we’ve caught up with the future. You can’t have a movie where the stars are walking around with something you could buy at Sharper Image. Things have to be just pure magic. I think it was Arthur C. Clarke who said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” By imagining things that are still considered impossible technologically, it keeps a film in its own future. Remember the Star Trek movie, where they had transparent steel? Molecularly, that’s not possible!

    Or Wonder Woman’s plane.

    Yes, you’re right! Wonder Woman’s plane.

    You worked as an illustrator for Ford Motor Company and other corporations for many years. How did you get into film production design?
    I did a series of books for United States Steel, way back in the 1960s. [Special effects artist] John Dykstra had used one of my books as an imagination reference in college. So when the first Star Trek movie came along, John called me up and said, “Would you like to work for a science-fiction film?” That was my first movie job in post-production, designing the V’ger Entity. Can you imagine that? The first movie I worked on from pre- to post-production was Blade Runner.

    And what was Blade Runner like?
    Ridley [Scott] is an artist. He went to the Royal College of Art. So he would draw sketches to give me an idea of a visual for a scene. Then I would use my rendering ability and come up with a sort of garish, deteriorated city environment, and put in the vehicles I was hired to design. They looked like they were already in a finished movie, and [Ridley] liked that a lot. I sort of rendered myself into much more work on Blade Runner than I was originally hired to do. After that came 2010, Tron,

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    When visual futurist Syd Mead envisioned the future back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, did he also imagine the soundscapes that would encapsulate his telling renderings? From his detailed Running of the 200th Kentucky Derby to his imaginative vision of the future of LA, surely the soundscape must also have been considered. We’d like to think that Teengirl Fantasy would be Mead’s ideal go-to for the sonic future, so it was the perfect match when we collaborated with the duo on the original soundtrack for our Fall/Winter 2016 runway show.

    Known for their expansive and emotional take on late-night electronic music, the duo, consisting of Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi, took a peek into the future to create original composed music that’s just as forward-thinking as our Fall/Winter 2016 inspiration. Using the music of Mead’s collaborative films such as Blade Runner as reference, the pair created a thudding soundtrack intertwined with industrial influences, a barrage of handclaps, and a finale that’s more like a lullaby of the future.

    Below, we chat with Teengirl Fantasy about creating music for the runway, the significance of the Blade Runner soundtrack, and their favorite part of this entire experience.


    Listen to Teengirl Fantasy’s Opening Ceremony Fall/Winter 2016 soundtrack below.



    Download the soundtrack for free via WeTransfer or by clicking the link below.




    CHLOE DEWBERRY: How did this music collaboration for the Fall/Winter 2016 show come about? 
    NICK WEISS: When Opening Ceremony came to us with the proposal and concept for the show, I think the words used were “sexy, sci-fi, and Blade Runner.” That was an easy sell for us.

    What was the process like creating the music for the show?
    Logan Takahashi: We initially started with about eight or nine different idea tracks that came from three long live jam sessions we recorded with the concepts in mind. We ended up choosing six, and then spent time developing and arranging them together into a whole piece.

    How did the show's futuristic inspiration play into the way you guys created the tunes?
    NW: We were inspired by Syd Mead's location of the superfuture within a mid-century vibe.

    As you know, visual futurist Syd Mead created the imagery for films such as Blade Runner, Tron, and Alien. Did you guys reference any of these films for the music?
    Nick: Yes, especially Blade Runner. I think that soundtrack is kind of already elemental to our sound, so it wasn't hard to incorporate.
    Logan: Vangelis' score for Blade Runner is a masterpiece and a longtime favorite of both of ours. When we were approached with the idea, it felt appropriate.

    What are the main differences between creating music for personal use and creating it for a fashion show?
    Logan: The main focus during a runway show is on a constantly moving model, so we were trying to always be aware of conveying a sense of fo

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    As part of our 2016: Year of China focus, we’ll be rolling out a special edition of our New To OC series to introduce some of the emerging Chinese designers we’re proud to carry this year.

    Since moving from ShenZen to London to study at Central Saint Martins, designer Angel Chen’s rebellious collections have consistently combined her own version of romanticism with a distinct preference for bright colors and unexpected fabrication. For Spring/Summer 2016, the young designer takes inspiration from London’s “youthquake” period of the 1960s, where the creativity of the imaginative younger generations took over. This season, Chen’s sculpturally ruched dresses, ruffled crop tops, and peekaboo lace-up trousers offer a fun youthful take on the current state of fashion— symbolizing that another “Youthquake” might not be so far off.


    Shop all Angel Chen here



    Name: Angel Chen
    Hometown: ShenZhen, China
    Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
    One Chinese superstition no one knows about: After giving the house a full spring cleaning, all cleaning tools have to be kept in the cupboard on New Year's Eve. There is no sweeping on the first day of Lunar New Year because that drives away the God of Wealth and sweeps away the good fortune.
    What is your current Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspiration? I took inspiration from a new wave period called “Youthquake.” The term was prevalent in the 1960s and was initiated by Diana Vreeland, editor-in-Chief of Vogue at the time. It was a cluster of new fashion, art, and design powers stirring the creativity of the young generation. “Youthquake” was an integral movement that shaped the world as it is today while being an incubator for creative possibilities. The collection plays on bold, bright colors, clashing fabrics and camouflage prints, whilst staying true to the brand’s eccentric character to create a collection for the punk and quirky characteristics of young people in today’s society.
    Do you have a design muse? Helena Bonham Carter. She is so gorgeous and always capable of portraying some eccentric, complicated, and dark roles such as Marla in Fight Club and the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland.
    Coolest place to visit in China: Tibet. I have been there for few days, and every night I have had different strange dreams that led me to new thoughts after I woke up. It is a place of spiritual strength and inspiration for both design and philosophy. With interesting ancient culture and practices still being preserved, Tibetan people worship genital organs, hoping to give birth to many and soon. Palaces are created with amazing stone and wood structures. There are gilded bronze golden roofs and Tibetan Buddism temples, with local hawkers selling carpets and other merchandise form an unusually striking picture.
    Favorite traditional Chinese food dish? My traditional Chinese food is originated in ChaoZhou: Pig intestine stuffed with seasoned sticky rice, taro, minced mushroom, and pork. ChaoZhou people sprinkle sesame and peanuts on it and use honey as sauce after the stuffed intestine is steamed and ready to eat.
    What's your go-to karaoke song? A Mandarin song called "I Want Us to be Togeth

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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 NYFW Fall/Winter 2016. In typical OC fashion, we're doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above are backstage photos from the Vivienne Tam runway show, where the designer introduced a new “Silk Road”—a cultural dreamland that spans across the western Chinese frontier into Caucasus.

    Want more from New York Fashion Week? Stay up-to-the-minute with Fall/Winter 2016 here, and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.




    Show: Vivienne Tam

    Location: The Arc at Moynihan Station

    Inspired by: The new "Silk Road"—a cultural dreamland that spans across the western Chinese frontier into Caucasus

    Wining Look: The velvet mock turtleneck midi dress in lavender

    Reminded us of: A nomadic princess

    Wear it to: A romantic dinner on a snowy night

    Spotted: Karrueche Tran and Laura Marano

    Soundtrack: “Lucretia My Reflection” by Sisters of Mercy

    Reporter’s Notes:
    From rich velvets to tribal prints, Chinese lace embroidery to American patchwork, this collection revealed a melting pot of motifs as well as different cultures
    Photos courtesy of Vivienne TamDesigner Vivienne Tam 

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  • 02/17/16--21:00: We Found ​Love At Alma
  • ​In celebration of the new Netflix Original series Love, Opening Ceremony, along with co-creator Lesley Arfin and star of the show Gillian Jacobs headed to dinner at the new Alma pop-up at the Standard Hotel in Hollywood.

    The intimate gathering brought together old and new friends, including Alia Shawkat and Carrie Brownstein, who were decked out in Opening Ceremony Spring/Summer 2016.

    Love is a 10 episode Original Netflix comedic series created by Judd Appatow, Paul Rust, and Leslie Arfin. But you don't need to be in Hollywood to enjoy the series, it premieres on Netflix tomorrow, February 19th.
    Joanna Newsom, Gillian Jacobs (in Opening Ceremony Argyle Stitch Sleeveless Dress), guest, and Lesley Arfin (in Opening Ceremony Cropped Long-Sleeve Crew Top and Body-Con Wavy Dress). Photos by Steve Lucero/BFM.comSamantha Urbani and Lesley ArfinCarrie Brownstein, Busy Philipps, and Kim GordonGuests with Alia Shawkat (in Opening Ceremony Cotton Poplin Open Back Blouse and Juniper Twill Big Cargo Tunic) and Samantha UrbaniLseley Arfin and Gillian JacobsGuest with Ed Droste 

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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 NYFW Fall/Winter 2016. In typical OC fashion, we're doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above are photos from Calvin Klein Collection’s runway show, where outerwear had oversized faux fur collars with accompanying gloves and dresses were adorned with polished stone and geode inserts.

    Want more from New York Fashion Week? Stay up-to-the-minute with Fall/Winter 2016 here, and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.




    Show: Calvin Klein Collection

    Location: Spring Studios

    Inspired by: Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2016 incorporates sleek-yet-feminine suiting options, continuing the masculine and feminine sensibilities Creative Director Francisco Costa is so well known for while simultaneously mixing in elements from the wild. Outerwear had oversized faux fur collars with accompanying gloves, while dresses were adorned with polished stone and geode inserts. Prints included digital coyote, lynx, and skunk.

    Winning Look: Prince of Wales check outerwear and pant options

    Reminded us of: New York City-meets-The Revenant, seriously.

    Spotted: Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Margot Robbie, Kendall Jenner, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Adwoa Aboah, Zoe Kravitz, and Twin Shadow

    Reporter’s Notes: The more plaids the better (yes, we’re talking front, back, and pants)
    Photos courtesy of Calvin Klein

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