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NYFW Fall II/Winter 2016 – Opening Ceremony

Emcees Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen announcing some looks
Held at The Javits Center, the Opening Ceremony show during NYFW was like no other. With emcees Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, the show was titled ‘Pageant of the People‘ and included special celebrity guests (Aidy Bryant, Ali Wong, Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, Diane Guerrero, Jessica Williams, Natasha Lyonne, Rashida Jones, Rowan Blanchard, Sarah McBride, and Whoopi Goldberg) as well as the models to showcase the looks. Part fashion show and part political message by Founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, it was, according to show notes, “a tribute to the America democratic process and the diversity of those who participate in it”.

Opening Ceremony - Pageant of the People

And to make the show even more unique, Opening Ceremony presented their fall, not spring, collection to make the looks shoppable in-season.

Opening Ceremony

Inspired by American immigrants and the exploration of a new frontier, the collection featured wildflower motifs, and patterns that represented or symbolized landscapes and skylines.

Opening Ceremony - multicolored striped dress

Opening Ceremony - celebrity guest line-up as models walk

Loved the footwear in the collection, especially the Khatadin stove-pipe boots in black and cognac with their gorgeous glossy lacquered heels.

Opening Ceremony - Canada Goose parka with black ruffle skirt and stovepipe boot
Opening Ceremony - look with wildflower motif

Opening Ceremony - American craft inspired knit

Opening Ceremony - enamel glitter midi with boot

The dresses above and below were my favorite of the collection. Love how the delicate and feminine styles of the dresses were paired with a slick urban-chic boot.

Opening Ceremony - tulle midi dress

Opening Ceremony - full celebrity guest line-up with emcees
Photo credit: All images by Josephina Kim (me)

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