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Since Opening Ceremony was created in 2002, the New York-based fashion retailer has been primarily driven by its mission to champion cultural diversity. As Opening Ceremony gears up for its 15th anniversary this year, the label is appropriately celebrating with a new collection of 47 jackets dubbed the “Global Varsity” collection.

“We wanted to celebrate the fact that the America we know is comprised of a diverse and expansive group of nations,” said Humberto Leon & Carol Lim, founders of Opening Ceremony. “To do so through our iconic varsity jacket felt like a perfect way to highlight each country’s unique attributes – through color, symbols and patterns.”

The global varsity collection will introduce a variety of custom graphics representing each of the 47 jackets, such as an embroidered koi fish on the jacket representing Japan. In addition to the varsity jackets, the collection will also feature tees, sweatshirts, jersey dresses and caps emblazoned with various international flags.

The global varsity collection will be available in limited quantities at Opening Ceremony stores, Opening Ceremony’s official site, and SSENSE, Selfridges and Lane Crawford starting today.

Prices range from $55 USD to $1,195 USD.

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Words by Marcus Cho
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