New York Fashion Week: Opening Ceremony Spring/Summer 16
The Spring/Summer 16 collection, designed by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Opening Ceremony, calls upon an eclectic mix of influences including; the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, travel, modern dance and ballet, which all played a part in the inspiration of the design. It was the dance element that really shone through at the New York Fashion Week runway presentation as models spontaneously burst into choreographed movement, designed by Justin Peck (whom Lim and Leon has designed costumes for before at the New York City Ballet's annual Fall Fashion Gala).
From movement to structure – architectural silhouettes of slits and plunging necklines were the more dominant force for shapes. Elsewhere travel influences were made apparent through print, with elements of the orient. As well as loose, exotic feeling, cargo pants in linen and twill, and a linen dress, adorned with a large circular brass button, which felt prime for the packing for any tropical or desert excursion.
The palette remained soft and earthy throughout, which felt very at home in the specially purposed outdoor garden venue. Beige and cream felt organic amongst touches of teal blue. Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...