Let the Esprit by Opening Ceremony co-op commence
We’ve loved Esprit since we were teenagers, and as with our roots also in California, this collection is one of our dream collaborations.
Kindred spirits Esprit and Opening Ceremony join forces for the first time, proving that the stars (and prints) aligned to create an 80s and 90s revival in the form of Esprit by Opening Ceremony. Together with the New York design label, Opening Ceremony, we’re launching the Fall 2016 unisex collection on September 11th to make it a season to remember.
Legit colors and print-fusion is what happens when two style-minded partners who share a love for the heyday of the 80s collaborate to create a Heritage Collection. The form-fitting and drapey styles feature straightforward windowpane patterns, ginghams, whimsical bacteria and graph paper prints. Fall neutral staples like clay red, camel and ivory offset with hints of lapis and yellow in comfy materials feel like the grown-up alternative to playing hooky during gym class.
In the beginning Esprit was just an idea that had to learn how to walk.
The collection features 40 apparel and accessory styles, including pieces for women, men and unisex designs. Inspired by Esprit’s Californian roots, the collection is fun, colorful and versatile. Several pieces are even reversible. Esprit’s iconic multi-colored logo also makes a comeback on a series of T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and accessories.
The things we found during travelling and brought home were unique and inspiring.
“This is Opening Ceremony’s interpretation of the original Esprit staples that we hoarded for our closets growing up, and we want to make this generation just as excited about Esprit,” said Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, founders of Opening Ceremony. This special collection will make its global debut only at exclusive retail partners: Opening Ceremony’s own stores in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, at select boutiques in London, Paris and Hong Kong and also online for global shipping at openingceremony.com.
As the old adage goes: hindsight is 20/20 and if one look went missing from the glam days of yore then it’s the Esprit by Opening Ceremony collection. Californian-inspired pieces reminiscent of electric new wave styles represent another colorful co-op for OC, and we come a little bit closer to our roots in the US.
When I’m asked how I feel about Esprit now, I can only recall the amazing days that so many of us put our creative energy into.
The challenge: wear your favorite Esprit vintage garment or share an old snapshot featuring you in Esprit and share it with #ESPRITxOC.
Thank you everyone for sharing your memories! The Esprit x Opening Ceremony throwback contest led to some amazing pics!