Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Contemporary
Founded - 2002
Headquarter - New York, NY, United States

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.

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.
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Contemporary
Founded - 2002
Headquarter - New York, NY, United States
Opening Ceremony to Show New Collection at Disneyland
Fashion

Opening Ceremony to Show New Collection at Disneyland

Merging fashion, culture and entertainment.

Patti Smith Inspires G.V.G.V. & Opening Ceremony's "DREAM" Collection
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Patti Smith Inspires G.V.G.V. & Opening Ceremony's "DREAM" Collection

Taking cues from the punk poet for genderless layers.

Vans & Opening Ceremony Go Plaid-On-Plaid in New Sneaker Pack
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Vans & Opening Ceremony Go Plaid-On-Plaid in New Sneaker Pack

Take a trip back in time.

ESPRIT by Opening Ceremony Creates Bold Patterns for Winter
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ESPRIT by Opening Ceremony Creates Bold Patterns for Winter

Fight winter blues with red plaids.

Opening Ceremony Follows up Initial "TORCH" Collection With a Second Drop
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Opening Ceremony Follows up Initial "TORCH" Collection With a Second Drop

More classic re-editions surface.

Opening Ceremony x Columbia Fall/Winter 2017 Capsule Collection
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Opening Ceremony x Columbia Fall/Winter 2017 Capsule Collection

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon put their spin on the American outdoors favorite.

Opening Ceremony and Kappa Unveil Capsule Collection
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Opening Ceremony and Kappa Unveil Capsule Collection

No shortage of colorful logos.

Opening Ceremony and Reebok Team up on a Colorful Collection
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Opening Ceremony and Reebok Team up on a Colorful Collection

Getting psychedelic.

KENZO La Collection Memento Nº1 Pop-Up @ Opening Ceremony
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KENZO La Collection Memento Nº1 Pop-Up @ Opening Ceremony

Taking cues from the brand’s archive.

Opening Ceremony Reworks Classics for Its "TORCH" Capsule
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Opening Ceremony Reworks Classics for Its "TORCH" Capsule

OC puts new spins on some of its most iconic styles.
Opening Ceremony Goes Bright & Bold for Its Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
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Opening Ceremony Goes Bright & Bold for Its Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

Color on color, prints on prints.
Opening Ceremony x RAINS 2016 Fall/Winter Collection
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Opening Ceremony x RAINS 2016 Fall/Winter Collection

Classic designs that will keep you dry in style.
Opening Ceremony x Canada Goose Unveils Latest Capsule Collection at NYFW
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Opening Ceremony x Canada Goose Unveils Latest Capsule Collection at NYFW

Rooted in function, going beyond fashion.
Opening Ceremony 2016 Spring/Summer Collection
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Opening Ceremony 2016 Spring/Summer Collection

A classical music-inspired range of hypothetical tour merch.
oki-ni 2015 Spring/Summer Lookbook
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oki-ni 2015 Spring/Summer Lookbook

London-based oki-ni offers a look at what’s to come this season with the introduction of its

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
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