ESPRIT by OPENING CEREMONY Winter 2017
Come Winter 2017 Opening Ceremony will debut the third season of their collaboration with Esprit. Drawing from the collegiate style of the late 80s and early 90s, the collection rifts on the Esprit logo sweatshirts and chunky plaids worn en masse by suburban youth and co-eds across America at the time.
“In our first two seasons working with Esprit, we tapped into our teenage years hanging out at the mall,” recalls Opening Ceremony co-founder Humberto Leon. “With this third collection, it has grown up a bit. We’re still very inspired by the iconic Esprit logos and design hallmarks of the time, but we’ve evolved the approach to add updated prints and new silhouettes. This is Esprit by Opening Ceremony going off to college,” he concludes.
Building upon the logo t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and totes that have become signatures of this collaboration, Winter 2017 also features new silhouettes including outerwear, cardigans, bodysuits and suspendered pants and skirts. The palette includes a range of sherbet-like tones and rich wintery cherry reds. In addition to the graphic plaids, leopard print has been added in unexpected colors such as blush pinks and navy. Fabrications include wool suiting, rich and textural faux furs, velvet, crepe and merino fully fashioned knits.
Rooted in Esprit’s original ethos of inclusion, the collection features a range of loose fitting, versatile silhouettes that allow for unisex styling and encourage a mix-and-match mantra across all colors and prints. The individual pieces are enhanced by layering them together, both for style and for warmth. New nostalgic accessories, including “scrunchies”, berets and a saddle shoe heeled boot, complete the collection.
Starting on November 17th 2017, the Esprit by Opening Ceremony Winter 2017 collection will be available at Opening Ceremony retail stores, openingceremony.com, a virtual pop up space at Esprit.com, and at select international retailers. Styles will retail between $30 for the Logo Baseball Cap and $475 for the reversible Down Jacket.