Opening Ceremony is continuing to commemorate its twentieth anniversary, this time around teaming with Raul Lopez of this New York-based Luar brand name for a capsule that is new
The friendship between Lopez and Opening Ceremony founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim dates back 15 years when OC was among the retailers that are first purchase Hood by Air, the brand name Lopez cofounded in 2005. The relationship was further solidified after the merchant started stocking Luar following its launch in 2017.
The collaboration collection consist of two limited-edition colorways of Luar’s Ana Mini case, in tobacco pony leather that is hair-effect black-and-cream snakeskin-embossed vegan leather, along with a sweatshirt featuring the artwork “Feeding a Child of the Ocean” by Dominican-American artist Bony Ramirez.
Lopez, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, traces his heritage to the Dominican Republic and his work is inspired by references from both communities. Bony’s work also is heavily influenced by his* that is.
“When we decided to bring together our friends new and old for collaborations this year, Raul was a no-brainer,” said Leon and Lim. “Outside of being a dear personal friend of ours, we have such a deep pride and respect for what Raul has built with Luar, and we love how everything he creates deeply reflects the unmatched energy of New York.”
Lopez added: “When I started to take my first steps as a designer, OC was the first store to believe in me and support me. OC will forever be family to me.”
Opening Ceremony x Luar will retail for $265 for the bags and $175 for the sweatshirt. It will be available starting* that is( exclusively at openingceremony.com and farfetch.com.
In 2020, Farfetch’s New Guards Group purchased Opening Ceremony, which was in fact a brand name and a store. The brand new owner shut its two shops in New York in addition to its devices in Los Angeles and Tokyo to pay attention to the wholesale and e-commerce organizations.