OC ANNUAL: Pirouettes and Zone Defense

Published August 16, 2012

Launched in conjunction with the closing of the London Olympics, the first edition of Opening Ceremony’s OC ANNUAL! magazine examines the intersection of sports and fashion. Already looking toward the 2016 Olympics, photographer Theo Wenner captures striking long jumper Darya Klishina in Sochi, Russia, and Bruce Weber creates a ballet versus basketball (pirouettes meets zone defense!) love story. Jessica Craig-Martin’s backyard game of croquet is more akin to a colorful cocktail party, and Lisa Rovner asks base jumper Jeb Corliss what it’s like to fly. Other contributors to the near 300-page story include visual artists Walter Pfeiffer and Tom Sachs; and photographers Tim Barber, Sean Thomas and Zoe Ghertner. The iPad version, designed and developed by Gin Lane, will also feature original films shot by Weber and Poppy de Villeneuve.

The OC ANNUAL!‘s premiere edition reveals Opening Ceremony’s preoccupation with fashion as an experience, and as editor-in-chief Rory Satran says, “a place where fashion doesn’t have to be “major,” or sexy, or instantly buyable and clickable, but where discovery and curiosity are tantamount.”

THE FIRST EDITION OF OC ANNUAL! IS AVAILABLE NOW VIA OPENING CEREMONY’S WEBSITE.