September 14, 2016
Goodbye, duplicates of the same old pretty-faced, size 0 model. Opening Ceremony’s here to drive home a point; unconventional beauty outruns the former any day. We’re considering the upcoming USA presidential elections, and it deems appropriate for a fashion-show-turned-political-forum like Opening Ceremony’s SS17 show to be held during New York Fashion Week. They may have raised a few eyebrows threading on political topics like they did, but they most certainly made everything easier to swallow with a light-hearted and comedic approach. In a stand-up comedy commentary which mimics the structure of a beauty pageant, we see our favourite role models step forward to speak about socially important issues such as gender equality in parenting, feminism, and police brutality. Rashida Jones and Aubrey Plaza were amongst the many established women who may have knocked political insightfulness into the heads of the audience who were merely expecting to mindlessly ogle at a parade of clothing. It was bold for the atypical runway to ditch their usual army of supermodels, but we’re nonetheless impressed by the empowerment of women of all shapes, background, and colour in this revolutionary display of intellectual enlightenment. Now here’s Opening Ceremony addressing the things that really matter through the wondrous medium that is fashion.
As for the capsule, the clothes oozed of preppy springtime innocence. Sporty striped knits and collared shift dresses ruled them all in this collection, showing all us Clueless fashionista wanna-bes to really rethink our lame plaid skirts. To say the least, the collection was politically appropriate in all areas; modest, intelligent and organised.