OPENING CEREMONY HAS UNVEILED A CAPSULE COLLECTION INSPIRED BY THE NEW HEARTBREAKING FILM BY SPIKE JONZE, her
Masters in the art of Hollywood tie-ins (see: their day-glo beach rave range in honor of this year's teenage drug odyssey Spring Breakers), Opening Ceremony has unveiled its latest collaboration: a capsule collection of men's and women's clothes inspired by Spike Jonze's forthcoming film, her.
Releasing in January, Jonze's film screened earlier this year at the New York Film Festival, and if we can say this without it being offensive, it's destined to become an emo classic. Following the romantic trajectory of Theodore Twombly, an introverted professional letter-writer, and "Samantha," an operating system voiced by Scarlett Johansson, the movie lures its audience in with an LCD-lit halo in an antiseptic, futuristic Los Angeles, and leaves one disturbed, heartbroken, and strangely hollow.
One of the production's most interesting characteristics is its costumes, designed by Casey Storm, which bring modernist '70s office wear back in style during an imagined near-future period in which American society has become uniform and startlingly cultureless. The pants come high-waisted, the collars are fleeced, and everything has a coziness to it that disturbingly infers at least a slight decline into Wall-E's abysmal premonition of human laziness writ globally large. Fitting this grim vision, OC is offering sweatshirts, sweatpants, shearling coats, printed T-shirts, and jeans. Luckily for civilians of 2013, these pieces are totally wearable, would pair nicely with any wardrobe, and even come affordably priced. Just don't fall in love with them a little too hard.
Available December 2nd at Opening Ceremony. Click above for the complete lookbook.