Just because Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are now busy turning Kenzo into the coolest brand around, it doesn't mean they've forgotten about the line that started it all or that their creative energy is spent. Their latest collection for Opening Ceremony is filled with as many fun, lust-worthy pieces as we've come to expect from the talented duo. Not that it's predictable--we never know what Lim and Leon are going to do next--only that it won't be boring and we're going to want it all.
The inspiration for spring 2012 was summer music festivals in England, Argentina and the U.S. and we bet we'll be seeing a lot of these clothes on the backs of stylish revelers at those very festivals next year. The '90s definitely have a presence here via babydoll silhouettes, crop tops, metallic silver pants, plaid miniskirts, varsity jackets, lots of matching tops and bottoms and off-the-shoulder body con dresses.
However, our favorite part the collection, which should come as no surprise, is the cat faces. As we've learned, the best way to make something better is to cover it with cats. And that is what they've done here. They're used in a few adorable and equally charming ways: First, on a white babydoll shirtdress (above) and then on a white silk crop top that is literally shaped like a cat face with cut-outs for the eyes and mouth and subtle whiskers, thrown over a simple silk shift covered in little cat faces. I need it all.
Click through for the full lookbook--cat and non-cat clothes included: