Opening Ceremony fueled by a new investor

Photo credit: Thomas Iannaccone.

Photo credit: Thomas Iannaccone.

L+A Insight

Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners has recently taken a minority stake in Opening Ceremony with plans to implementing a major growth strategy. The goal of this investment is to enhance e-commerce, develop the brand women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories collections and in the meantime, accelerate retail expansion with new locations for the multibrand plateform, as well as new stores devoted to the Opening Ceremony’s brand.

Source: WWD.

Kenzo Ready-To-Wear Spring/Summer 2014

Some of us favorite looks of Kenzo runway

Some of our favorite looks of Kenzo runway

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim presented a collection inspired by ocean and open water.  Since 2012, they introduced a new energy to the brand and bring a “cool” attitude to Kenzo.

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Opening Ceremony Spring 2014 – New York Fashion Week

IMG_1384Opening Ceremony’s first runway show welcomed  a crowd of editors, retailers and superstars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber. Discover the amazing show of the duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim after the jump.

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Kenzo F/W 13/14 Fashion Show #PFW


Kenzo fall/winter 2013/2014 runway by the creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at La Samaritaine, the historic Paris department store. ”This is the first and last show here ever,” a PR rep confirmed. See the pictures of the show after the jump.

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Carol Lim and Humberto Leon first Kenzo Kids’ collection

The Zannier group – long term licensing partner for Kenzo children’s wear – is launching a new line for Spring-Summer 2013, on top of its existing collection created by Zannier’s internal design studio. The new children’s collection will come straight from Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at Kenzo’s design studio under the name ‘Kenzo By’.

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Yoko Ono Capsule Collection for Opening Ceremony

Yoko Ono collaborates with Opening Ceremony to create a capsule collection inspired by a series of sketches she gave to her husband, John Lennon. for their wedding in 1969. According to the american press, the pieces will be close representations of the drawings.

The collection is called ‘Fashions for Men: 1969 – 2012’ and comprises of 52 pieces and will be available from Opening Ceremony in the United States from 27 November and the beginning of December for Tokyo and London.

Source: Fashionmag.

Kenzo & Maison Kitsuné: Guest designers for Pitti Imagine

Some news for the trendy designers from Kenzo and Maison Kitsuné. Kenzo will serve as the guest designer for the men’s trade show Pitti Uomo and Maison Kitsuné will occupy the same role at its women’s counterpart, Pitti W.

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