Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Multi-Label Retail Concept & Brand
Opening Ceremony is a brand and US-based multi-label retail store; founded by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim in 2002. Opening Ceremony originated when the founders went travelling, which served to inspire the duo to create a space to share their findings from their travels, passion for art and fashion. The name is inspired by the the modern Olympics, paying homage to the brand’s aim of curating pieces from all around the world. OC has become known for its plethora of collaborations with Vans, COMMES des GARCONS, adidas and Maison Martin Margiela etc.

2016

Vans opens pop-up shop in the NYC flagship location of Opening Ceremony, entitled “Club USA”

2011

Opening Ceremony founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are appointed creative directors of Kenzo

2010

The original Howard Street location expands to include the second and third floors of the building next door, 33 Howard

2008

Collaboration with Chloë Savigny launches

2007

Opening Ceremony launches an LA location in Charlie Chaplin's former dance studio

2005

United Kingdom is chosen as the store’s country of the year; Opening Ceremony becomes the first store to carry Topshop outside of England

2004

The store reaches a million dollars in retail sales

2002

Opening Ceremony debuts its first store on Howard Street; their first big hit is a brand of flip-flops called Havaianas
Founded by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon after returning from an inspiring trip to Hong Kong
Opening Ceremony Wraps the Reebok Classic Leather in Floral Print
Footwear

Opening Ceremony Wraps the Reebok Classic Leather in Floral Print

Coming with a satin jacquard upper.

Opening Ceremony and Birkenstock Connect for a Few Standout Slip-Ons
Footwear

Opening Ceremony and Birkenstock Connect for a Few Standout Slip-Ons

Adding leopard and zebra prints.

Gap and GQ Round up Collaborators for Latest Installment of the "Coolest Designers on the Planet" Program
Fashion  

Gap and GQ Round up Collaborators for Latest Installment of the "Coolest Designers on the Planet" Program

Presented by Gap
Featuring Balmain, Opening Ceremony, No Vacancy Inn and more.

Vans and Opening Ceremony Unite for a "Quilt" Pack
Footwear

Vans and Opening Ceremony Unite for a "Quilt" Pack

Two versions of the OG Style 36 LX.

The Best Fashion & Footwear Sales for Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Fashion  

The Best Fashion & Footwear Sales for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

All of the deals in one list.

Columbia & Opening Ceremony Bring Back Archive Designs for Fall 2018 Collection
Fashion

Columbia & Opening Ceremony Bring Back Archive Designs for Fall 2018 Collection

Bold hues and wildlife patterns.

Express Yourself With "The Most Powerful Tee" From Opening Ceremony and Cotton
Fashion  

Express Yourself With "The Most Powerful Tee" From Opening Ceremony and Cotton

Presented by Cotton
What will you say?

Opening Ceremony and Cotton Tease Collaborative "Most Powerful Tee"
Fashion  

Opening Ceremony and Cotton Tease Collaborative "Most Powerful Tee"

Presented by Cotton
Stay tuned for the full campaign, launching soon.

Opening Ceremony x Vans Release the "Satin Floral" Pack
Footwear

Opening Ceremony x Vans Release the "Satin Floral" Pack

Exclusive revamps of the OG Era LX and Style 93 available now.

Opening Ceremony Rejoins Vans for Chinese Porcelain Patterned Slip-Ons
Footwear

Opening Ceremony Rejoins Vans for Chinese Porcelain Patterned Slip-Ons

The Toile pack is set to hit stores soon.
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