NEW at INKED: Opening Ceremony’s Fall/Winter Collection 2013
Las Vegas is the undisputed capital of glitz and glam. In this instance, the Opening Ceremony pre-collection serves as a literal prelude, telling the story of a girl road-tripping to Sin City for the first time. With that in mind, the lineup takes as its starting point a group of rather minimal looks in black and in white. The wide-leg trousers look particularly great, and were executed in a few different fabrications.
The collection accumulates pizzazz as it moved along: Graphic chevrons heat-bonded onto silk and trippy op-art tees referenced the road, as experienced at high speed, while dressier looks, such as a top and short shorts covered in paillettes, augured Vegas’ bright lights and dazzle. The strongest looks, perhaps, are those in pleated spandex—a column dress with a ruffle kicking out at the hem conjured, in a modern way, that louche, late-era Rat Pack glam. Things get a little more girly and soigné, courtesy of tailored pieces in a tile-patterned jacquard.
All in all, this collection introduces a more sophisticated point of view for Opening Ceremony, albeit one still infused with the brand’s signature sense of fun.