May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Let us set the scene; A 70’s suburban utopia – manicured lawns, lush topiaries – perfectly groomed women walk their perfectly pampered pooches: Carol Lim and Humberto Leon’s very own eccentric cast of “The Stepford Wives” meets “Westminster Dog Show”. For Pre-Summer, Opening Ceremony’s woman is one of great refinement: a nosey neighbour, a proud pet owner – with a naughty streak: Prim pencil shaped dresses and trim geometric outerwear came paired with heavy duty moto jackets and 70’s shell-suit tops. Dainty slip-dresses came lazer cut in tyre-track patterns whilst a crisp white poplin shirt boasted moto zipper accents. Community landscapes translated into prints and jacquards; montaged topiaries came fabricated on lurex whilst the neighbourhood’s prized pedigrees translated into a range of jerseys and varsity jackets with whimsical Komondor prints and embroideries such as shaggy fil coupé cord or eyelash embellishment. Amongst the whimsy, Opening Ceremony won “Best in Show” with their polished, lean and layered silhouettes pulled together with circular graphic belts. Who said dogs are just a mans best friend?! – Anna Ross
Theme: Best in Show
Key Items: Reversible Culver Coat, Pleated waterfall dress, High waist godet short, Shell suit jacket, Wide leg pant, Fishtail skirt.
Colour: Olive grove, Mahogany, Dusty pink, Vermillion orange, Colbalt blue
Materials and Trims: Lurex, Leather, Jersey, Sateen, Fil Coupé, Faux Fur, Rubber, Suede, Crepe
Print and Pattern: Topiary inspired jacquards, Aerial suburban map prints, Canine motifs
Accessories and Footwear: Cylindrical Lynx bucket bag, Aluminium heels, Circular waist belt
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