Yoko Ono’s Opening Ceremony menswear line is confusing at best
Hipster apparel giant, Opening Ceremony, announced only last week that their latest design collaboration will be with Yoko Ono.
The collection, Yoko candidly explains pays homage to her late love John Lennon – specifically, his “very sexy bod” – and the 18-piece collection has just dropped online. It is interesting.
Using a monochromatic palette with sneaky inductions of pink, blue and beige, the architectural jackets, taut tops and stencilled bottoms are not particularly noteworthy, given the chain’s signature eclectic style, but recurrent handprint-on-crotch stamps, nipple-accentuating singlets and male “bell bras” and “lightbulb belts” culminate in a line that can be described as confusing at best.
Based on conceptual drawings given to John Lennon at their wedding in 1969, the clothes come straight out of her Fashions for Men sketchbook: “[I] was inspired to create... amazed at how my man was looking so great,” she told WWD. “I felt it was a pity if we could not make clothes emphasizing his very sexy bod... So, I made this whole series with love for his hot bod and gave it to him as a wedding present.”
The products list is also inclusive of “a battery-operated lightbulb bra, a thigh-high open-toe boot with a conical incense holder at the toe, underwear fashioned from a rigid mask and pants attached to a long lion’s tail in the rear”, with the price point ranging between $75 and $750.
A gallery of the hot-bodded get up can be contemplated above, and who knows, this may become that imaginative holiday gift you had otherwise been at a loss for.
(Images via openingceremony)