WORDS BY THE EDITORS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Christelle de Castro
STYLING BY Kindall Almond
Once again, Opening Ceremony teams up with New England heritage brand Timberland, the footwear company that was founded upon the concept of outdoor lifestyle since 1973. This season, we re-introduce the Convenience Boot.
“Timbs for my hooligans in Brooklyn,” rapped the Notorious B.I.G. in 1997, cementing an already illustrious relationship between Timberland boots and New York’s underground music scene. This month, Timberland and Opening Ceremony are revisiting that relationship in an editorial. It stars four DJs of our own underground moment: Kim Ann Foxman, Nicole Albino (Ni** Sky), Anthony Dicapua (Dicap), and Ashland Mines (Total Freedom).
Music and nightlife have long been part of Opening Ceremony’s DNA, and the DJs selected are part of our extended family, playing our parties, attending our fashion shows, and shopping at our stores. Each of them cultivates a totally original sound which has made a mark on downtown New York. Kim Ann Foxman, formerly the vocalist of Hercules and Love Affair, now runs her own Brooklyn-based R&B and house label, Firehouse recordings. Nicole Albino, one-half of Nina Sky, has been crafting pop and R&B since she was a kid growing up in Queens. Ashland Mines, a.k.a. Total Freedom, has soundtracked some of the best parties of the last decade, from L.A.’s Wildness to Brooklyn’s GHE20G0TH1K. Anthony Dicapua, a.k.a Dicap, also a visual artist, is a resident at Ladyfag’s Holy Mountain and frequent Juliana Huxtable collaborator.
The editorial, shot by Christelle de Castro and styled by Kindall Almond, was captured on the streets of the Lower East Side. It features four new shearling-lined boots from the latest Timberland x Opening Ceremony collaboration, in pink, ivory, black, and classic yellow.
Photography Christelle de Castro | Photography Director Htat Htut | Styling Kindall Almond | Production Shay Johnson | Hannah Kinlaw | Talent Kim Ann Foxman | Anthony Dicapua | Ashland | Nicole Sky | Hair Shinya Nakagawa | Makeup Kento Utsubo | Photography Assistant Shaun Malkovich | Styling Assistant Natalia Zemliakova | Casting Michelle Salem | Special Thanks Timberland