LONDON -- After their show in New York last week, which featured a wall of dripping chocolate, Opening Ceremony’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have turned their focus to a new collection inspired by René Magritte, which they presented in London today.
The collection uses images by the Belgian artist on womenswear, menswear, and footwear — the latter in the form of collaborations with Vans, Birkenstock, and Manolo Blahnik. Some of the images are enhanced with embellishment and embroidery, though it’s obvious that the brand has been careful not to overpower the original artwork.
There’s an eerie, floating face from the painting Scheherezade (1950) printed on a skater dress and decorated with pearls. A glass of water perched on an umbrella — from Hegel’s Holiday (1958 and 1959) — shows up on the front of a sweater and as a tiny print on a layered dress. And The Lovers (1928), which shows a kissing couple with their heads wrapped in fabric, appears on a pair of Birkenstocks. (Opening Ceremony also wrapped up mannequins’ heads in fabric for the launch.) One standout piece was a green sweater featuring a detail from Double Reality (1936) — a woman’s floating head with lips embroidered in red.
Manolo Blahnik’s contribution to the collection wasn’t on view during the presentation today, but Opening Ceremony reps told the Cut it will include a stiletto printed with Magritte’s 1952 work The Blow to the Heart, showing a flower holding a dagger. It’s an appropriate analogy, considering how we'll likely need self-defense moves to get our hands on this collection before it’s all gone.
Most Viewed Stories
That Awkward Clip of Donald and Melania at the Inauguration Is Definitely Real
Sean Spicer Chews and Swallows 35 Pieces of Gum Every Day Before Noon
The Future of the Left Is Female
State Rep. Says Making Abortion a Crime Would Force Women to Be ‘More Personally Responsible’
Trump’s Latest Executive Order Will Affect Women’s Health Worldwide
The ‘Natural’ Skin-care Line Sephora Can’t Keep in Stock
Kellyanne Conway Reportedly Punched a Man at an Inaugural Ball
Museums Across the World Are Collecting Women’s March Signs
Ask a Boss: I’m a Bad Employee, But I Can’t Do Anything About It!
Unearthed Video Reveals Kellyanne Conway’s Dark Past in Stand-up Comedy
From Our Partners
Who What Wear
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesCiara's Wedding Dress Was Too Big for the Chapel
To be fair, it was a 13 foot-long dress.You and Rihanna Will Both Want to Invest in Dior’s New Bag
It's got something for everyone.Polo Shirts Have Turned Their Back on Ryan Lochte
Along with his other major sponsors.Ryan Lochte Will No Longer Be Paid to Wear Tiny Bathing Suits
Speedo remains committed to transparency.Laura Brown Is the New Editor-in-Chief of InStyle
After 11 years at Harper’s Bazaar.Tyra Banks Is Going to Teach a Class on Smizing at Stanford
"If I see somebody not paying attention, I’m gonna call on them."This Floating Pier Is the Most Zen Installation Ever
Walking on water in Italy.Nation Is Appalled by Matt Lauer’s Nude Ankles During Ryan Lochte Interview
What’s the opposite of “Jeah”?8 People at the Life of Pablo Pop-up Explain Why Kanye West Is a God
"I mean, Kanye West is just Kanye West. There's not more or less you can say about Kanye West. He's just Mr. West!"A T-shirt Is Enough
Simplicity, versatility, and cool. What more could you want?
She took a perfect pencil dive off a 30-foot yacht.American Apparel Is Being Sued by Former Workers
As the company considers putting itself up for sale.A Gendered History of the Tailored Suit
From Marlon Brando to Coco Chanel.How Zendaya Developed Such Great Style at the Young Age of 19
The star's best looks from Disney to now.Proof That If You’re Chic Enough, a Little Federal Investigation Doesn’t Matter
Is this the best they could do?5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Probably Would’ve Been a Street-Style Star
He had several different looks and was “pretty picky.”J.Crew Has Identified 226 Shades of Pink
Even more than there are shades of gray.Gigi and Bella Hadid Merch Is Now Somehow a Thing That Is Happening
Today in Hadidiana.Gird Your Loins for the Return of Yeezy to New York Fashion Week
The season approaches.This Indie Brand Had a Great Response to Ivanka Trump
When she bought one of their cuffs, they donated the proceeds to the Clinton campaign.