Opening Ceremony

Founded
2002
Known for
Fashion
Origin
United States
Founders
Carol Lim and Humberto Leon
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Opening Ceremony was founded by two longtime friends who decided to leave their jobs in corporate fashion to realize their mutual dream. Together they founded their own fashion label. Within Opening Ceremony there’s room to

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Opening Ceremony was founded by two longtime friends who decided to leave their jobs in corporate fashion to realize their mutual dream. Together they founded their own fashion label. Within Opening Ceremony there’s room to share their love for travel, art and fashion.

The store was inspired by a trip to Hong Kong, where they said they experienced a sort of shopping frenzy. They returned for a couple of buying trips, and created a space that would recreate that feeling. What began as a single store on a quiet street in New York, is now a global community with outposts in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

Today, Opening Ceremony continues to grow according to its founding principles of exploration and friendship, working with a family of contributors to create an environment that reaches far beyond the fashion world. Next to showcasing both iconic and home-based designers, the label always delivers surprising collaborations.

“We're inspired by people around us, people in our community—amazing people.”

Carol Lim

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