For Fall/Winter 2016, Opening Ceremony collaborated with Syd Mead, the artist responsible for some of the most iconic images of Blade Runner, Tron, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Ford Motor Company, and United States Steel. The graphic component of our ready-to-wear collection includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters, and dresses digitally printed with illustrations from the visual futurist’s archives, including a 1980 rendering of hydroponic space agriculture and an imagined portrait of Los Angeles in 2013 from 1988. Created in the past and looking towards the future, the worlds in these images feel uncannily current.
Fall/Winter 2016 ready-to-wear is designed for a moment not so distant from our present. Familiar workwear silhouettes—pin pants, pencil skirts, peacoats, parkas—ground innovative prints and textures inspired by cityscapes. Hypnotic, a devoré velvet, features kinetic spirals, while Liquid City, a digital print, shows city surfaces reflected in pools of water. Literalizing the theme of time travel, a parka and a mini-skirt transform thanks to removable pockets with chrome snaps. Elsewhere, animal motifs lend retro elegance. Luxe, crocodile-stamped velvet in cosmic pink and gunmetal takes the form of chubby jackets and mini skirts. Fabrics are tactile and romantic: lamés and metallics evoke an urban skyline, while intarsia mesh and sparkly rainbow tinsel mix seamlessly with a palette of glacier blue, midnight plum, and cosmic pink.