Carol Lim and Humberto Leon found inspiration in the moment they’re living in.
For their fall 2021 collection, Opening Ceremony designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon found inspiration in the moment they’re living in. “The home has always been a source of inspiration, now more than ever.…So, while it was the pandemic, we found little things and details that really were exciting,” said Lim.
Perfect for that stylish downtown boy/girl.
“We needed to think about, OK, let’s take these fitted sheets; let’s take this mattress cover; let’s take these things that are just around us in the home.…So that was really one of the starting points for the collection, which was super fun.”
A sequined and glitter silver-looking top that is made from a jersey material; an orange padded cropped jacket; the corduroy house slippers, which are an ode to the West Coast.
Though living through a ‘Continental Divide’, Leon in LA, and Carol in Brooklyn, have conjured up a clever new fashion statement – part reference to found home materials (even from mattresses) – during the pandemic; part expression of their artistic collab’ with a wallpaper company.
After seven years as creative directors at Kenzo, where they enjoyed a steady learning curve, from retailers to designers, their cut, line and silhouette all show great assurance. Working 3,000 miles or more apart, their newest collection manages to combine West Coast psychedelic and downtown New York cool.
These fall-winter looks mark the second collection the duo created since Italy’s New Guards Group – owners of the license to Off/White and of Country of Milan, among other brands – acquired Opening Ceremony.