Happy Lunar New Year! The Pearl River Collection from fashion boutique Opening Ceremony takes a twist on East meets West aesthetics. In collaboration with New York’s Pearl River Mart, the capsule collection celebrates Lunar New Year, blending OC’s street-star silhouettes with Chinese-inspired patterns and design. Opening Ceremony silhouettes, such as the zip mini-skirt and the wide-legged trouser, are reimagined in Chinese jacquards, woven with rich Cherry Blossom and Lotus motifs. Meanwhile, traditional Chinese garments, such as a jacket with a Mandarin collar and handmade frog closures, are given an all-American update in denim. Playing on Opening Ceremony’s classic Varsity Jacket, a Coach jacket is embroidered with a multi-colored phoenixes and dragons—symbols of the perfect yin and yang union—and a Double Happiness character. The Chinese slippers that Pearl River helped bring to fame in the 2000s are recast in denim and lotus- flower jacquards. A series of T-shirts and sweatshirts features the Opening Ceremony and Pearl River Mart logos, a testament to our past and future as friends and collaborators.
“Pearl River was one of the first stores I visited in New York when I first moved here in 2000. I was living around the corner and it was my go-to for all things basic for my home and, of course, for many things Asian. I am super excited to do this Opening Ceremony Celebrates Pearl River collection.”
– Humberto Leon