I have so many Hawaiian shirts in my closet I’ve had to start categorizing them by sunset or surf scenes, pineapples or palm trees, but this Opening Ceremony Elvis Print Oversized Pocket Jacket
is in a league of its own. In partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises, we've created a full wardrobe covered in the OG hound dog’s hit lyrics, archival photographs, and this totally tubular Hawaiian print inspired by his starring role in the 1961 film Blue Hawaii
Whether it's a melting tartan polo or the iced-out crystal print parka I sported in my Show & Tell
video, KEENKEEE's trippy treatment of digital prints is always on point. This season, designer Hyoungkee Kim was inspired by thorns, menacingly manifested as insidious hedgehogs and vines sprawling across shorts and T-shirts, like this prickly pattern Vine Tee.
Just because Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s
Mama June beat me to having a nationally televised wedding in a tree camo print wedding gown
doesn’t mean that I should give up on that dream. Based on Steve J & Yoni P’s perfect mix of punk and feminine in their spring collection (full of unicorns, florals, and bright camouflage printed on mesh and frayed denim) they’re the pair I want designing my dream frock. But for now, saying “I do” to this POP CAMOFLAUGE BUSTIER FLARED DRESS
dress is enough for me.
Monitaly designer Yuki Matsuda derives inspiration from classic vintage pieces to create his Americana-with-a-twist aesthetic, taking construction cues from military gear to ensure his garments are timeless and long-lasting. This season, floral fabrics add contrast to classic pieces—a perfect partnership best executed in this 80'S FLORAL PAT PULLOVER
, which gives Power, Corruption & Lies
album cover vibes without going all grandma.
Inspired by the street racing subcultures of Carol and Humberto’s suburban LA childhoods, the Opening Ceremony Spring/Summer 2014 collection blends techy structural shapes with vibrant prints inspired by the five elements. I’ve all but inspected these WATER PRINT JEANS
with a magnifying glass and am still mystified by how alternating waves of black, red, purple, and blue can form such a crazy effect!
Marcelo Burlon is undoubtedly one of the forerunners of the digital print revolution. His partnership with graphic designer Giorgio di Salvo has resulted in psychedelic, kaleidoscopic takes on folkloric Patagonian symbols, South American bird feathers, and the wildlife of his Argentine upbringing. Marcelo’s Spring/Summer 2014 efforts play on the dark, serpentine visuals of his previous collections, all while expanding to feature vivid colors, like those on this Matte Tee.
You’d be pretty hard pressed to find a print or pattern Jeremy Scott hasn’t explored and exploded since he launched his eponymous line in 1997. Spring/Summer 2014’s “Teenagers from Mars” conceptual frame is a welcome throwback to the visual cultures and character of 50s and 60s sci-fi films. This SURF SHIRT
is for sure my favorite—the perfect piece to wear watching Mystery Science Theater 3000
marathons and explaining to my mom why I need a rocketship for my sixteenth birthday.
Lips, cheetahs, skyscrapers, human brains, roses, golfballs: you name it, it’s probably somewhere hidden on these PLASTICTOKYO GRAPHIC SWEATPANTS
. Mediated through a series of cybernetic grids, circuits, and infrared imaging, it's no surprise that designer Keisuke Imazaki was also thinking about the ways in which the Internet wires even the most obscure communities to a larger digital network.
Carol and Humberto took Kenzo back, back to Cali, Cali this season, streamlining the Parisian label’s “Jungle Jap” vibes with some effortless So-Cal ease. The return to their roots keeps the Kenzo print-love alive and well; this STRETCH TWILL COTTON LEAVES JACKET
’s palm frond pattern exudes affection for surf and sun.
Since its inception in 2009, OC's ongoing collaboration with classic American brand Gitman Brothers has splashed a range of striking designs across their shirting experts’ perfectly tailored tops. The Gitman Brothers x Opening Ceremony spring collection sees trippy check patterns, fruits and shrimp motifs, and #turntup geometric prints, like this Dots & Diamonds Short-Sleeve Button-Down