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- 09/15/16--21:00: NYFW SS17 Dispatch: Brother Vellies
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- 09/15/16--21:00: NYFW All Stars: Naomi Yasuda
- 09/21/16--21:00: Denim Dreams at Faustine Steinmetz
- 09/20/16--21:00: Get ’Em Before They’re Gone: YEEZY BOOST 350 V2
- 09/22/16--21:00: Every Great Pageant Needs a Theme Song
- 09/27/16--21:00: A Little R-and-R With Y/Project
- 09/28/16--21:00: Tie One On With Yang Li
- 09/27/16--21:00: Look Inside
- 09/29/16--21:00: X-Girl Returns to New York
- 10/02/16--21:00: All Hail Vivienne Westwood
- 10/04/16--21:00: Hit the Club with Kenzo
- 10/03/16--21:00: BOOK ENDS
- 10/09/16--21:00: When The Riot Starts a Riot
- 10/10/16--21:00: An ode to the 20th Century Women
- 10/10/16--21:00: It’s that time again, again
- 10/10/16--21:00: YEEZY TAUGHT ME: Your guide to getting a pair of 750s
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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 Spring/Summer ’17. In typical OC fashion, we're doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above are photos from the Brother Vellies presentation, that had us closing the week on a high.
Want more from New York Fashion Week? Stay up-to-the-minute with Spring/Summer ’17 here, and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.
Shop all Brother Vellies Fall/Winter ’16 here.
Location: CFDA Incubator Showroom
The vibe: A really glamorous Art Deco-infused safari.
Best in show: Thigh high leather boots that lace all the way up the front.
Favorite non-fashion thing we saw: All of the decor—from the peacock chairs and elephant figureines to the furry pillows.
Wear it next time you: Want to let your feet do the talking.
Magical moment: Catching up with designer Aurora James who has such a bright spirit.
Reporter’s Notes: This season Brother Vellies introduced even more new styles, from lucite-heeled evening shoes to Victorian-inspired lace-up boots and calf hair bags. The increased denim offerings also caught our eye, because you can never have too much denim.
Click through the slideshow to see more images of Brother Vellies' NYFW Spring/Summer ’17 presentation. Photography by Tyra Mitchell.
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 Spring/Summer ’17. In typical OC fashion, we're doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above are photos from Telfar’s fashion show that brought bold menswear to the forefront.
Want more from New York Fashion Week? Stay up-to-the-minute with Spring/Summer ’17 here, and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.
Location: Skylight at Moynihan Station
The vibe: Neon androgynous wear that's a comfy outfit for a full day of parkour.
The crew: Avid fans and long standing friends.
Best in show: 2016 Olympians Tori Bowie and Miles Chamley-Watson
Favorite non-fashion thing we saw: Backstage: Tori Bowie with her 3 Olympic medals.
Soundtrack: A choreographed clapping squad.
Wear it next time you: Are jet setting around the world.
Magical moment: The models seamlessly walking out with an array of different neon tones, like neon electro waves, one after another.
We could totally see this on: Will Smith during his Fresh Prince of Bel Air-era.
Reporter’s Notes: Telfar's chic is a combo of 90's and modern sportswear, with asymmetrical shapes and cut-outs. Behold the wardrobe of the contemporary club kid.
Click through the slideshow to see more images of Telfar's NYFW Spring/Summer ’17 fashion show. Photography by Pat Bombard.
At Opening Ceremony, we’re always looking outside the box when it comes to our fashion show. From flashes of the future to dancers disguised as tumbling models, there is always an element of surprise. And each season, we work with an insanely talented team of collaborators that help bring OC founders Carol and Humberto’s vision to life. In our latest series, NYFW All Stars, we’re highlighting some of the brilliant minds that have lent us their talents season after season. Get an inside look at fashion week from these pros—their highlights, essentials, and how they unwind once it’s all over.
When it comes to insane nail art, Naomi Yasuda is always our go-to gal. The nail guru has created custom designs for everyone from Lady Gaga and Rita Ora to the continually reigning Queen of Pop, Madonna. Each season she works with designers, including Adam Selman, the boys behind Baja East, and of course, Opening Ceremony, to come up with miniature motifs that perfectly complement their latest collection. Taking inspiration from art, fashion, music, and more, Naomi approaches every project with a fresh point of view, creating crazy/sexy/cool works of art—small enough to fit on your nail.
What is your process of working with clients to design the nails for the show?
It’s really important for me to see the collection and to have a conversation with the designers about their inspiration. Then we do a beauty test a few days before the show with hair, makeup, and nails to try out different concepts and see what all works together.
What's in your fashion week survival kit?
I couldn’t survive without Uber and coffee.
What was your very first fashion week experience like?
I was so excited, but overwhelmed and nervous all at the same time. It was an experience I’ll never forget.
Can you share a major NYFW highlight?
Doing the nails for Opening Ceremony’s very first runway show was pretty epic. It was the season that they took over the SuperPier and they had sports cars lining the runway. I did tire mark-inspired nail designs, and also had a pop up nail salon at the show venue. It was so much fun!
How do you start your mornings?
I shower, make coffee, put on a bit of makeup and throw up my hair, and then I get dressed and am out the door. I'm usually ready in 30 minutes—I'm not really a morning person.
What is your typical uniform for the week?
During fashion week, especially when I’m backstage, I’m constantly on the move so I try to keep it comfortable. I usually stick with pants, comfortable shoes, and my hair up and out of my face.
Favorite fashion week haunt?
Juice Press. Sometimes I don’t have time for a full meal so their juices really come in handy.
Favorite snack to refuel?
I always have Kind Bars with me.
What is on your playlist this season?
I’ve been loving the new Frank Ocean album, “Blonde,” and Abra’s “Princess. I also always have Beck’s “Odelay” and Fat Boy Sl
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 LFW Spring/Summer 2016. In typical OC fashion, we’re doing things a little differently—with just the show essentials and backstage highlights. Above, photos from the Faustine Steinmetz Spring/Summer '17 collection.
Want more from London Fashion Week? Stay up-to-the-minute on Spring/Summer 2016 here and make sure to follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts for more live coverage.
Faustine Steinmetz’s creations are a prime example of the power of imagination. Every season the designer manages to reinvent one of our favorite fabrics—denim (and it’s recycled!)—and manipulate it in ways we couldn’t have even dreamed possible. For Spring/Summer ‘17, the Paris-bred, London-based designer devised a collection fit for an army of futuristic denim-clad fembots.
From strings of denim woven together like fringe, to a pair of Swarovski encrusted jeans that take bedazzling to a whole new level, her innovative fabrics continue to standout, proving that there is still space for handmade fabrics—a necessity for them in fact. Crinkled chiffon-like fabrics offered a counterbalance to the heavier fabrics, and brand-name embossed pieces proved the ‘90s revival is here to stay, at least for another season.
Shop Faustine Steinmetz Fall ‘16 in-store at OCNY and OCLA.
Click through the slideshow above to see more from the Faustine Steinmetz Spring/Summer '17 presentation. Photos courtesy of Faustine Steinmetz.
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Music always plays an integral part in our fashion shows, so when co-founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon decided to take a new approach to pageantry, they knew we’d need a theme song. Naturally, we turned to friend and collaborator Sam Spiegel, the multi-talented producer and DJ, who also happens to have killer style (have you seen these flight jackets?!). Sam had previously produced and performed the music for OC’s one act play, 100% Lost Cotton, for Spring/Summer 2015, and lucky for us, was game to go another round.
He is known for his eclectic taste and genre-defying sound, and has worked with everyone from David Byrne and John Frusciante to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and several members of the Wu-Tang Clan. If there is one common thread that links his varied work, it’s that Sam is always thinking outside the box, trying to create a sound and mood you won’t find anywhere else. That innovative approach also extends to his DJ skills, and he had everyone at the after party wildin’ out on the dance floor.
We took a moment to catch up with Sam about his inspiration for the music, weird and wacky samples, and his upcoming projects.
ALEX THURMOND: What was the process of composing and selecting the music for the show?
SAM SPIEGEL: First Humberto told me his vision for the show, it being a satire of a typical pageant. I went and did some research on what pageant music has sounded like over the last 40 years. I came back with several different feels that we could go for, based on a range of being camp/cheesy to others matching the bad music of pageants or just making it our own and cool to match the aesthetic of the show and Opening Ceremony. We ended up settling somewhere in the middle. I wanted the opening piece to be something that was beautiful, ceremonial, and celebratory, and the theme song to sound like a corny pageant song.
Where did you pull inspiration from when composing the theme song?
That was largely inspired my the “Miss America” theme song.
What is the most random sound you've used to create a sample?
I made a bass line with a cow “Moo” for a song I did for the end credits of Human Nature, a film directed by Michel Gondry. I’ve also used the sound of a camera shutter opening and closing, the song of a killer whale, a baby's coo. I could go on.
We loved the your new track in the Kenzo ad, what else are you working on currently?
Thanks! I have a Rae Sremmurd remix coming out today that is fire [listen here]. Also, working on my album. I also have some really exciting projects coming soon with legendary French artist Jean-Paul Goude.
You've dabbled in so many different sounds, is there a genre you haven't worked in that you’d like to explore?
I’d love to do something with doo-wop, Barbershop Quartet music.
As a DJ, is there a song/artist/sound that you can always play that will get people on the dance floor?
It’s always different. Lately my go-to has been Bangra Reggae.
Is there a soundtrack or score that had a lasting impact on you?
My friends at Cinespia do these fun s
Glenn Martens’ designs for French label Y/Project are nothing if not energetic, and this season the energy was emanating from every fold. Known for taking his inspiration from the people he sees on the streets and subways of Paris, the designer strikes a balance between carefully crafted pieces and slouchier silhouettes that nod to his streetwear obsession. And he nails it every time.
For Spring/Summer ‘17, the major motifs were oversized ruffles and lots of ruching in velvet, denim, striped shirting, and more. This collection was decidedly more feminine than previous offerings, but still maintained signature tomboy aesthetic thanks to oversized silhouettes and sturdy fabrics. The denim garters and chaps had Rihanna’s name written all over them, and we couldn’t keep our eyes off the pony hair pieces and bustier tops and dresses—not to mention the lace-up thigh-highs.
With each season, Martens proves that there is still plenty of room to have fun with fashion. And much to his point, it’s not as much about what you’re wearing, but how you wear it.
Shop Y/Project Fall/Winter '16 hereScroll through the slideshow above to see more behind-the-scenes looks of Y/Project's Spring/Summer '17 show photographed by the BABYHOUSE duo Suzanne Darcy and Mark Fitton.
It’s no surprise that Spring collections show a fair amount more skin than fall, but Yang Li’s latest offering seemed to make one blaring statement: skin is in. And in more ways than one. Sheer swaths of fabric were slashed with strategically placed cutouts, while snakeskin and leather pieces were cut only to be laced (or zippered) back together. The designer explained his thought process in the accompanying show notes, saying: “Yang Li has always been about destroying luxury to give it a raw and spontaneous element.” That inspiration was executed quite literally, and at most moments the collection struck a refined balance between the two.
Jenny Beth, lead singer of the British rock band Savages, performed an original composition as models walked the runway, adding to the off-the-cuff vibe that Li seemed to be striving for. Some of the most striking looks were also the least labored—from the multi-textured pairing of a black blazer, mesh turtleneck, and long skirt to the boxy white blazer shown over a white knit dress. Proof that you can make a statement with simplicity.
Shop Yang Li Mens Fall/Winter ‘16 here.
Scroll through the slideshow above to see more behind-the-scenes looks of Yang Li's Spring/Summer '17 show photographed by the BABYHOUSE duo Suzanne Darcy and Mark Fitton.
It’s hard to describe, but there is a special feeling that coincides with fall. It’s different than the relief and rebirth of spring—it’s more about reflection. The constant excitement of summer slowly fades, and the end of the year is in sight, but at the same time, is comfortably far away. The crisp air creates a certain stillness, occasionally interrupted by the sound of falling leaves. It provides the perfect moment to bundle up, and look inside.
This fall, we’ve paired some of our favorite brands and boys from ReQuest to give you a behind the scenes inspired feel at the layered looks we’re sporting for the season. From Gosha Rubchinsky’s military-meets-skate aesthetic to Raf Simons’ all-oversized-everything collection, we’ve got you covered—literally.
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View the full editorial here. Photographed by Rémi Lamandé and styled by Mark Jen Hsu.
If you happened to be walking down Bowery yesterday, it was probably hard not to notice Coco Gordon Moore's beautiful face looking at you from the intersection at Great Jones. September 29th marks a pretty big day in fashion history: MadeMe founder and designer Erin Magee just brought the '90s cult streetwear brand, X-Girl, back to it's New York City beginnings. It's like when two people start dating each other and they're just fucking perfect—to the point that it makes bringing a lover into your friend group too high of a bar to match MadeMe/X-Girl is that couple. Founded by Daisy Von Furth and Kim Gordon in 1993, X-girl established itself as the first skatewear label designed by girls, for girls. And in many ways MadeMe, an homage to tomboy aesthetics and Riot Grrl ideals, has been the girl-focused brand we've been missing since Gordon and Furth sold the line twenty years ago.
From Coco being the face of the capsule collection and Ricky Saiz photographing the campaign to Mike Mills creating original artwork for the Reversible Puffer and Magee bringing it back to Downtown New York, this revitalization runs deep. And if you don't understand how deep, we're going to break it down for you by assembling a comprehensive (and star-studded) timeline of X-Girl's long and winding journey.
Streetwear brand X-Large—which touts The Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Eli Bonerz, and Adam Silverman as founders—opened its first store in Los Angeles back in 1991. The brand quickly gained notoriety amongst skaters and streetwear buffs alike, expanding to NYC in 1993. Amongst X-Large’s NYC hires was Daisy Von Furth, a former Sassy intern and personal friend of Kim Gordon. A year later in 1994, Eli Bonerz’s brother Eric, who was then working at the New York X-Large store, approached Gordon and Von Furth to create a female counterpart to X-Large. Kim Gordon told Paper magazine in 2012, “[Eric] knew we were interested in fashion. We were always going to thrift stores and looking for, like, the perfect '70s 517 Levi's cords or talking about the way T-shirts fit. Stuff like that.”
And thus, X-Girl was born.
Going into creating X-Girl, the duo’s design philosophy was far different from the loose, grunge trend permeating style at the time. Opting for fitted, flattering silhouettes (as well an an uber-accessible price point), Gordon and Von Furth looked to create a brand that all girls felt comfortable with. This fact could have been helped by the finding of the perfect design muse, none other than Chloë Sevigny. Having met Gordon during the shooting of Sonic Youth’s video for “Sugar Kane” in 1992, the then-Sassy intern came on to the X-Girl team initially as a fit model, and then became a source of inspiration to the duo thanks to her cutting-edge personal style. Sevigny’s muse status became public during X-Girl’s first fashion show, where she took starring roll in the guerilla-style spectacle directed by Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze. The show made its way onto MTV’s House of Style, skyrocketing both Sevigny and X-Girl to new heights.
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Humor us a moment as we paint a picture. New York city in the late ‘70s, at one of the city’s most iconic night clubs. On this eve, the club has been taken over by a brilliant designer from Paris. He’s enlisted his friends and models, including Pat Cleveland and Jerry Hall, to dance across the runway in his latest collection, and the evening’s festivities will be capped off with a performance by none other than Grace Jones. Sound like a dream? It was actually the night that Kenzo Takada took over Studio 54.
Since taking the reigns at Kenzo in 2011, Opening Ceremony co-founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have worked to pay homage to the brand’s rich heritage while simultaneously breaking new ground. For Spring/Summer ‘17, they looked to another member of the ‘70s Kenzo cohort, Antonio Lopez, for inspiration. They were granted access to the famed artist’s archive of drawings and Polaroids, and reimagined them on slip dresses, graphic tees and jackets, and black and white paillettes.
The disco ball-inspired metallics and cocktail minis were juxtaposed with sturdy utilitarian pieces, from the opener that featured a gold dress paired with a long white supply coat, to the denim-on-denim looks that Diana Ross (or Rihanna) would flip for. Silvery chain-mail bralettes, bags, and corkscrew-heeled sandals punctuated the collection, looking perfectly party-ready as they bobbed and bounced to the tunes of reggae legends Sly & Robbie.
And as with every night to remember, the theatrics extended to the setting. They brought the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine to life with a backdrop comprised of human statues—nude models made to appear like museum pieces—in keeping with opulent, all-out party themes that characterized the era. Because if you can’t let it all out the club, then where can you?
Shop Kenzo Fall/Winter ’16 womens and mens.Scroll through the slideshow above to see more behind-the-scenes looks of Kenzo's Spring/Summer '17 show photographed by the BABYHOUSE duo Suzanne Darcy and Mark Fitton.
A futuristic megalopolis is hard to make an escape from, alone. Each street is a dead end or roadblock. The thick dead heat is a passenger with you. The sprawling buildings carelessly crushed on top of each other. The mismatched architecture jutting in all directions, blocking any chance for wind or a glimpse of sunlight, even though it's the end of summer.
But finally, after years of planning and waiting, the perfectly calculated moment presents itself, a pinhole of light in the mundane that has been presented by dystopian overlords. There's only enough time for one bag for the essentials. Quick but committed choices are made and then the bag is zipped.
Before the thought of the fuel running out or the chance to pray that the safety features work, they crash land into a lush green environment. It's not foreign to them, just forgotten. They dish out their provided, matching, war-worn uniforms.
Moments ago, water only had ever existed in bottle form, slowly rationed out. It is now vastly presented in front of them. Shimmering large bodies of water reflecting off of the fabrics. Where they once blended in, they now stand out.
The escapees stand there and breathe in the clean cool air, two holographic bookends to their new environment. It feels like home, even if it’s only for the weekend—work is still at 9am sharp on Monday.
Did they make it back? Find out in our latest editorial Book Ends photographed by Corey Olsen and styled by Ian Bradley here.
Shop all Opening Ceremony Men’s Fall/Winter ‘16 collection here. View the full editorial here. Photographed by Corey Olsen and styled by Ian Bradley.
I was brought up by a single mom who loved New Order and Rick James, I could see my own life paralleled in this film so much and could write about this forever. So I'm just going to keep it to two paragraphs and a haiku about attending the world premiere of Mike Mills new film “20th Century Women”.
Running a comb through the fabric of our lives, to find those moments that defined us, anchored our morals, and set us on a path to who we may or may not be is not an easy task for a filmmaker. The number of atmospheres we are presented with through our lifetime is limitless. Who will those people be that leave the greatest mark on us? What will those situations be?
When we’re constantly changing and making new memories every second—the greatest thing we all have in common, is that we have lived our life differently. Though different paths are traveled, some variables remain the same. This film serves as a roadmap to putting those answers together and momentarily remedies the impatient road trip question "are we there yet?" while embarking you on the next one, "Where am I going next? And how will know I'm there, when I get there?". Mike Mills finally answers what feels like the unanswerable in his newest film 20th Century Women.
A new film
Strong women are key
The sound of applause.
The film opens December 25th 2016—Stay tuned for where to see the film here. Annette Bening on beach: Photo by Merrick Morton, courtesy of A24.
This is your last chance to register to vote before the big day. And let's be real, it ain't always easy. Yes, you might have to download a form and fill it out with a primitive tool like the pen. Yes, you might have to leave your house and walk to a local public office like it's the 1800's. But believe us, the time spent is worth it compared to electing the wrong man for the job. And since this is really important to us, we made a cheat sheet for all the states that still have the opportunity to register, because yes, some have closed already ... Don't worry if you don't see your home, states that have closed are listed below too, like the bottom of the page below.
If you don’t have an ID you need to fill out and send in this form.
By mail it must be postmarked by October 11, 2016.
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