Opening Ceremony is providing the tools needed to craft your own uniforms for Spring/Summer 2022, pulling inspiration from a series of portraits of South Korean school kids in the mid-2000s captured Park Sung Jin.
Throughout our lives – from school to work and within our day-to-day – uniforms play an important role in how we dress and visually communicate. An unspoken language, uniforms allow us to connect with subcultural groups and express our personalities.
During our time at school, the ways we choose to deconstruct and reconstruct the rigidity of uniforms serve as outward self-expression, something showcased in the footwear choices in Netflix's All Of Us Are Dead.
The self-identification we find in how we dress uniforms is a key inspiration for Opening Ceremony's Spring/Summer 2022 collection, in which it celebrates the value of diversity and inclusivity.
This lays on a foundation of gender-neutral and one-sized garments, created with the intention of allowing the wearer the complete freedom to style pieces to their will.
Remixed takes on traditional uniforms are reflected in collared shirts emblazoned with graphic prints, two-piece denim sets, leather jackets and short sets, and matching graphic shorts and shirts.
Speaking on the collection's inspirations and direction, Humberto Leon, Co-creative Director of Opening Ceremony said: “For every teenage girl or boy, uniforms have always been something to deconstruct, reimagine, personalize. In our collection, we wanted to investigate this rebellious attitude towards the uniforms when these become a trigger to create something new and unique in terms of style.”