PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OPENING CEREMONY
Today marks the launch date of Opening Ceremony's latest capsule collection, a collaboration with icon Yoko Ono, called "Fashion for Men: 1969-2012." The collection includes clothing, shoes, accessories, art, and a book, and is based on Ono's own drawings, a series she titled, simply, "Fashions for Men," which she presented to John Lennon on their wedding day, in 1969.
"I was inspired to create 'Fashions for Men,' amazed at how my man was looking so great. I felt it was a pity if we could not make clothes emphasizing his very sexy bod. So, I made this whole series with love for his hot bod," says Ono in a press release. "You can IMAGINE how he went wild and fell in love with me even more! My sophisticated, tasteful and sensible friends across the world all scream, 'We love it!'"
The collection is available exclusively at Opening Ceremony, and includes mostly mens, but some unisex apparel, like the "lightbulb bra" and the "Ring For Your Mommy Piece," made up of clear perspex, black leather, and silver chrome bells.
Although the drawings that inspired the clothing are from the 1960s and the lyrics in the accompanying book are from Ono's "Anatano Te (Your Hands)," written in 1973, the sentiment of Ono's and Lennon's relationship is certainly timeless. Ono herself, through her writing and her art, grows with the times while keeping a steady eye on her past, which shows in this retro-inspired yet downtown-current line.