Opening Ceremony x DKNY Throws Back


If there was ever a doubt that fashion is in the grips of a full-throttle ‘90s revival, with various strains of grunge, stark minimalism, and Caroline Bessette Kennedy-esque slip dresses cropping up ad infinitum, the resurgence of Clinton-era logomania (in full force in Alexander Wang’s logo-laden Spring collection and in the cheeky fragrance-branded embroidered sweatshirts at Calvin Klein’s latest menswear show) should quash it.

Downtown cool-kid emporium Opening Ceremony, naturally, has been ahead of the pack, and after two seasons of collaborating with fellow New York brand DKNY, OC and DKNY are debuting the third installment of their capsule. Established in 1989, DKNY has long fused designer Donna Karan’s professional-minded, mix-and-match aesthetic with a youthful sportswear sensibility. As in the past, OC’s creative director Humberto Leon teamed up with stylist Jay Massacret to mine DKNY’s visual history for a series of collaborative pieces, but for Spring, the collection will also include a series of reissued greatest hits, ranging from DKNY’s Spring ’91 to Fall ’98 seasons.

With boldly branded unisex tees and sweatshirts, hoodie dresses, heeled and platform sneakers, and plenty of denim, sports bras, beanies, and baseball caps, the collection remixes the some of the decade’s most defining styles for some TLC-meets-Aaliyah nostalgic realness. Priced from $50-$355, the collection is currently available at Opening Ceremony in-store and online, as well as at select retailers.