Opening Ceremony’s Spring 2016 collection took place in a vast building on 23 Wall Street and was decorated with two rows deep of wooden chairs with a plethora of plants filling the room, which were to be replanted at four schools around the city as part of the Edible Schoolyard NYC program. To that end, Bonsai trees were embroidered onto charmeuse mini-dresses. The color palette was navy, canary yellow, burnt orange, and mostly neutrals. Neutrals, navys, and burnt orange have been big trends in terms of color this season.
Another inspiration this season was famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The collection featured a series of hoodies, t-shirts, and kaftans that were designed in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. There were silk-screened t-shirts with images of Wright’s colorful stained glass panels for the Avery Coonley Playhouse. Replicas of these panels also decorated the shades of lamps that hung from the ceiling as well as the windows. The kaftans mimicked costumes that were originally created for a modern dance production choreographed by Iovanna Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright’s daughter. That would explain the dancers, who acted as models, in the show breaking out into modern dance mid-show that had Kelly Osbourne and some editors breaking out into laughter. Now you know you can move in these clothes!
It felt like a more minimalist collection from Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, at least in the beginning. But, unsurprisingly, the crowd was anything but minimal. We spotted the likes of Scout Willis, Alexa Chung, Laverne Cox, Spike Jones and Natasha Lyonne in attendance. The latter are both longtime friends of Lim and Leon. And, naturally, a Kardashian was in attendance. Kylie Jenner and beau Tyga were spotted front row for the requisite paparazzi moment. De rigeuer to be sure these days, be it a show of the uptown or downtown variety.