Another week, another wave of collaborations. We’re starting off with some phresh (yes, you read that right) 1992 Winter Olympic realness. American concept label Opening Ceremony has worked with heritage outdoors brand Columbia on a forest-ready collection proving, yet again, that comfort is very much in style. Fleeces printed with racoons, and colour-combos reminiscent of those early 1990s TV bedrooms – it’s the best of the past coming back in the form of Columbia’s archive jewels. Winter staples such as fleece anoraks and ski jackets become enhanced with neons, printed in OC’s logo and thereby shuttled over into 21st century. Without a doubt, these are the pieces that will be seen in skateparks worldwide over the winter months. And despite our lack of skateboarding skills, we’ll be rocking them too.
A crisp white ski jacket over a shiny nylon long-sleeved tee in hot coral and a teal fleece flatcap? Don’t mind if we do. Launching today via Opening Ceremony’s website and in Covent Garden’s Size? store, the collection marks the third time the two brands have worked together, but the first for a Columbia collaboration to come to Europe. The vintage conquest is finally over – the woods of Pacific Northwest are here for your consideration.
The Opening Ceremony x Columbia collection is launching today online at openingceremony.com and in Size? store in Covent Garden, London and Les Halles, Paris. Photographs courtesy of Opening Ceremony.