For Spring/Summer 2014, the Opening Ceremony Men’s collection takes its inspiration from the culturally diverse peninsula of Korea. This ready-to-wear collection explores traditional Korean garments and construction techniques such as pojagi, a form of patchwork cloth wrapping, hanbok robes and geometric color blocking and bordering. These ancient techniques are translated into modern interpretations, from pojagi inspired patterns, asymmetrical necklines and graphic color blocking. The color palette includes vibrant reds, bright cerulean blues, deep navys, metallic silvers and jade green highlights with optical black and white trims appearing throughout the collection.
Highlights of the collection include moto jackets in textured and washed leather, slim paneled trousers in graphic prints and cotton twills, parkas in rubberized cotton canvas, classic collar dress shirts color blocked in silk/cotton broadcloths, bomber jackets with asymmetrical necklines, cotton/wool summer suiting and oversized silhouettes in both outerwear and knitwear. Custom designs can be seen in various applications throughout the collection. They range from patchwork intarsia knitwear, to a magpie jacquard tessellation, inspired by Korea’s national bird.
Also accompanying the ready to wear collection is an assortment of accessories and footwear. New this season is the “Zander,” a range of slip-on and strappy sandals; the “Geo” low- and high-top, all-weather boot realized in rubberized cotton canvas; and the “Mason” slip-on sneaker in a suede, canvas and satin patchwork. The collection carries forward favorite best-selling styles refreshed in new colors and materials.