After a successful debut collaboration late last year, Esprit and Opening Ceremony are teaming up once again this season on a new collection that channels Esprit’s original Cali spirit through a modern lens.
As long-running fans of Esprit, Opening Ceremony founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon see the brands as perfect partners. “Esprit and Opening Ceremony share an ethos, from our relationship with global youth culture to our insistence on diversity in fashion,” says Opening Ceremony co-founder Humberto Leon. “This collection channels that spirit.”
Esprit by Opening Ceremony draws on Esprit’s subversive history and is inspired by the funhouse prints and sherbet stripes from its ‘80s and ‘90s heyday. The collection gets the throwback spot on with a contemporary spin, focusing on mix and match separates in pastel shades, stripes and floral patterns.
Menswear features the collection’s kaleidoscopic prints and bright stripes across buttoned shirts, tees, polos and drawstring shorts. Socks, bucket hats, totes, caps and fanny packs make up a broad accessories range. Plus, returning for the new season, the unisex logo sweats and tees drop in summer-ready pastel shades.
Esprit by Opening Ceremony SS17 drops April 27 at Opening Ceremony stores, openingceremony.com, and at selected retailers including Kith, I.T and KaDeWe.
Check out the first collection from last year here.