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Opening Ceremony's New Collaborations

Creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim to work with Russia, Magritte Foundation and Intel

By Emma Chong Johnston | Published: 12 Feb 2014

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Photo: Humberto Leon and Carol Lim at the Opening Ceremony AW14 show, Getty Images

[Updated May 19 2014] The Opening Ceremony & Magritte collection is now available online. Check out our top picks from the collection.

Opening Ceremony and Kenzo creatives Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are very busy people these days. After showcasing a Belgian-inspired Opening Ceremony AW14 collection at New York Fashion Week, they’re straight onto next year’s inspiration for the brand. Specifically, Russia. They’ll be using Opening Ceremony as a platform to tackle larger issues (no coincidence then, that Russia’s recently been in the news over gay rights issues), as well as celebrating the country’s creative culture and fashion community.

Then there’s the matter of the collaboration with Intel, the fruits of which are a ‘smart’ bracelet. Unabashed Leon-Lim fan Susie Bubble reportedly won a bracelet at the Opening Ceremony show, but beyond that the duo aren’t releasing any details. It’s ‘wearable tech’, and given the number of FitBits we’ve seen on wrists recently, could be the next big thing in #armcandy.

And finally the two announced that they will be collaborating with the Magritte Foundation on a capsule shoe collection, that will be showcased at London Fashion Week. The Magritte Foundation studies, conserves and exhibits the work of Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte. (You'll know him for 'The Treachery of Images', aka 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe'. This is the first time the Foundation will be working with a fashion brand. Opening Ceremony will be using Magritte’s surrealist paintings and printing them onto Vans and Opening Ceremony shoes.


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