Today Opening Ceremony announced their new country for the season: Japan. Replacing the East Coast vs West Coast theme (we so rule, California!), the store is heading to the Far East, bringing together a new group of designers focusing on Japanese style for September 2008. (Stock should hit sometime in August.) Previous countries we've gotten to visit sans passport include Brazil, Sweden, Germany, Hong Kong, and merry ol' England. But this is Japan, people. You know the stock is going to be insane (in the best way possible). Just take a look at what you can expect:
• Comme des Garçons is doing a pop-up shop! The first-ever “Opening Ceremony presents Middle Space/Comme des Garçons shop” will feature the complete fragrance line, wallet collection, and assortment from the Play collection.
• The store is going to carry exclusive Japanese kicks from brands like Nike Sportswear, Pendleton, Converse, and Redwing.
• Opening Ceremony is collaborating with Sanrio to create toy-vending machines in the stores.
• Designers including Green, G.V.G.V, Hiromi Tsuyoshi, Lad Musician, Porter, Vlas Bloome, End Pin, United Arrows (Beauty and Youth), and Sabatino will make their U.S. debut exclusively at the store. Also, you'll find Cosmic Wonder, John Lawrence Sullivan, N. Hollywood, Nude: Mashaiko Maruyama, Toga, and Whereabouts.
• The Japanese stationer Postalco will create exclusive stationery.
Let the countdown begin. —Sharon Clott
Most Viewed Stories
Can We Finally, Officially, Say That Amber Heard and Elon Musk Are Dating?
Why Everyone Loves the Alpha Girl
The 26-Year-Old Couch-Surfing After a Breakup
Will We Abandon Women’s Rights in the Name of Progressive Politics?
When Women Pursue Sex, Even Men Don’t Get It
Gigi Hadid’s Family Celebrated Her Birthday by Bringing Out the Baby Pictures
Ivanka Trump’s Line Relabeled by Retailer, Distributor
Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 24
Fox News Racial-Discrimination Suit Alleges Black Female Employees Were Forced to Arm Wrestle
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Are Taking a Well-Deserved Vacation
Latest News from The CutHey, Did You Know That French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron is Married to His High School Teacher?
A fun little fact from the French presidential race.4 Psychology Experts on Why Alex Jones Is Always Taking His Shirt Off
After it emerged that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones allegedly took his shirt off during family therapy, we got curious.Hey, Ladies, Would You Carry Condoms If They Came in a Cute Travel Case?
Don’t you dare let anyone know you have sex.American Lingerie Companies Don’t Do Big Boobs Justice
You don’t need to look frumpy.Amber Rose’s Beauty Line Will Teach You How to Have Fun
She’s the face of an exciting eyeliner.A Woman Used Her Boyfriend’s Balls As a Makeup Blender
There’s video evidence.The Best Street Style From Coachella, Week Two
Kimonos, tulle skirts, harem pants.Mom Kelly Rowland ‘Didn’t Go to School for This’
So she consulted experts to help write her charming guide for new moms, Whoa, Baby!First, She Escaped a Cult. Now She’s Running for Office.
Chelsea Savage is seeking a delegate seat in Virginia — and has the grit to get there, if she can make it past this week’s caucus.Donald Trump Watches TV Just Like Your Dad
Complete with yelling and the Golf Channel.
Chanel, Dior among lowest scores on Fashion Transparency Index.A New York Journalist Documents the Changing Culture in Paris
What happens when two Instagrammers create a photo guide to Paris.Oh No, Pippa Middleton’s Wedding May Be Invaded by Normal People
Members of the public may attend under a new Church of England guidance.Hotels Are Working Tirelessly to Fulfill Their Customers’ Insatiable Love of Bathrobes
The Four Seasons robe redesign, for example, reportedly took three years.I Was the Queen Bee: 3 High-School Bullies Describe Their Reigns of Terror
“You feel invincible when you know you’re popular.”Megyn Kelly Will Reportedly Start at NBC in May
But her new Sunday show won’t debut until June.You Can Now Buy Jimmy Choo (the Whole Brand)
If one pair just isn’t enough.Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 24
A new moon in TaurusIvanka Trump’s Line Relabeled by Retailer, Distributor
Apparently without Trump’s knowledge.Conservative Pundit Accuses Sean Hannity of Sexual Harassment
“This kind of stuff is all over the place at Fox News,” said Debbie Schlussel, in case that wasn’t already clear.