WORDS BY THE EDITORS VIDEO BY MATTE films
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LANE STEWART
We share the video from our June 9th MADE LA fashion show, or should we say: our very own Hollywood movie—reimagining Kung-fu films and a classic western showdown.
Opening Ceremony’s Fall 2017 runway show, our first in Los Angeles, brought together cinema and fashion into a one-of-a-kind spectacle entitled A Modern Western. OC co-founders Humberto Leon & Carol Lim, both originally from the suburbs of LA, found inspiration in the city they grew up in and the movie-making magic that surrounded them throughout their upbringings.
In doing so, Humberto & Carol sought to bring a fantasy cinematic moment to life—one centered around old-school martial arts films and its influence in western culture and film. We also wanted to celebrate the behind-the-scenes teams that make these amazing films a reality. Partnering with Zoë Bell, one of Hollywood’s foremost female stuntwomen, for choreography and stunt scripting. The RZA, American musician and rapper, and de facto member of Wu-Tang Clan, who produced an original score for the show which incorporated digital orchestra, live piano, scratching, and spoken word. Notably, both Bell and RZA were integral parts of the Kill Bill movies directed by Quentin Tarantino. (Bell was the stunt double for Uma Thurman; RZA composed original scores for the films.) A Modern Western is their first collaboration since the films’ production in 2003.
Below we share a video from our June 9th MADE LA fashion show, or should we say: our very own Hollywood movie—reimagining Kung-fu films and a classic western showdown.
Videography MATTE Films I Styling Brian Molloy | Casting AM Casting | Executive Production Carol Lim | Humberto Leon | Show Production MADE LA | Creative Production Dizon Inc. | Music RZA | Choreography Zoë Bell | Hair Holli Smith for Bumble & Bumble | Makeup Yadim for Maybelline New York | Nails Naomi Yasuda for O.P.I | Talent Zoë Bell | Li Jing | Olivia Brown | Jessie Graff | Thekla Hutyrova | Amy Johnston | Lauren Kim | Megan Le | Jade Quon | Hayley Wright | Shan Yan | Film Producer Alex Thurmond | Film Production MATTE Films | Special Thanks | Dontius | Jonah Hill | Spike Jonze | Keith Baptista | Jenné Lombardo | Mazdack Rassi | Carrie MacFadden | Erick Ruales | Ruth Gruca | Peter Schwartz | 87eleven Action Design | Phil Oh | Gayle | Dizon | Stephanie Puntillo | Wendy Leon | Heidi Lim | Bettina Chin | Carly Aimi