Opening Ceremony Brings a Retro Future Into the Present for Fall - Fashionista

Opening Ceremony Brings a Retro Future Into the Present for Fall

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon borrowed from "visual futurist" Syd Mead's archive for its latest digitally printed pieces.
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A look from the Opening Ceremony fall 2016 collection. Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images

A look from the Opening Ceremony fall 2016 collection. Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images

In an industry obsessed with both newness and the past, perhaps the most fashion thing to do is design a collection that brings to life the kind of 2016 imagined by '80s films like "Blade Runner," "Tron" and "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." But those films were more than just inspiration for Opening Ceremony designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon: they collaborated with "visual futurist" and artist Syd Mead, who illustrated the intergalactic cityscapes in those films and who lent his archive to the fall collection's digitally printed T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and dresses.

The retro futurism extends beyond the Mead collaboration through slinky silver lamé dresses, pointy toed mules, accentuated shoulders and optical-illusion inducing color pairings. Despite how that sounds, most of the collection consisted of very wearable, often office-appropriate separates in black, camel and white — whether or not your office is a hospitable environment for a knee-length animal print cardigan. Overall it proves that the Opening Ceremony duo can pick any theme and still deliver something consistent with their brand and appealing for their woman.  

See the Opening Ceremony fall 2016 collection below. 

Homepage photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images