Burberry x Opening Ceremony Collaboration

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Burberry and Opening Ceremony have launched a vintage-inspired collaborative capsule.

They unveiled an exclusive capsule collection filled with bold typography and patterns.

According to a 2018 The Cut report, before leaving Burberry, former chief creative officer Christopher Bailey reimagined Burberry’s signature tartan check for his final show in January, which was dedicated to LGBTQ+ youth, by adding a rainbow overlay. The colorful designs were a big success and became a collector’s item for fans of the brand. And today Burberry is launching an exclusive collection at Opening Ceremony filled with new pieces, including some exclusively created for the retailer.

Image via Salvatore Caputo

True to Opening Ceremony’s downtown cool aesthetic, the capsule leans heavily on streetwear staples like sweatshirts, track pants and T-shirts. Burberry referenced their archives — in particular, ’90s-era logos that feel especially current. Prices range from $240 for the graphic tee, and top out at $590 for the sweatpants, according to a 2018 Cut report.

To capture the collection’s spirit, Opening Ceremony sent photographer Salvatore Caputo to beachfront raves outside of Kiev, Ukraine. “I heard that Kiev’s party scene was the best in the world,”Opening Ceremony’s fashion director Carol Song said to Paper Magazine in a 2018 report. “It felt like’the last rave’ — the last place in the world where this culture felt authentic, no BS.” From 2:00 PM till sunrise the following day, Caputo photographed free-spirited young ravers dressed in pieces from the capsule uninhibitedly dancing, embracing, and kissing.

While Song expected a tough, jaded attitude from the crowd she and Caputo were met with open-mindedness and warmth. “Kiev is breathtaking,” she says, “but the kids I met and the sense of adventure I witnessed left me with an unforgettable experience.”

The Burberry x Opening Ceremony capsule collection is available at openingceremony.com and at Opening Ceremony stores in New York and Los Angeles. At both storefronts, the collection was presented in custom installations designed by Sabine Marcelis.

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