Today Opening Ceremony
announced their new country for the season: Japan. Replacing the East
Coast vs West Coast theme (we so rule, California!), the store is
heading to the Far East, bringing together a new group of designers
focusing on Japanese style for September 2008. (Stock should hit
sometime in August.) Previous countries we’ve gotten to visit sans
passport include Brazil, Sweden, Germany, Hong Kong, and merry ol’
England. But this is Japan, people. You know the stock is going to be
insane (in the best way possible). Just take a look at what you can
??? Comme des Gar?§ons
is doing a pop-up shop! The first-ever ???Opening Ceremony presents
Middle Space/Comme des Gar?§ons shop??? will feature the complete
fragrance line, wallet collection, and assortment from the Play
??? The store is going to carry exclusive Japanese kicks from brands like Nike Sportswear, Pendleton, Converse, and Redwing.
??? Opening Ceremony is collaborating with Sanrio to create toy-vending machines in the stores.
??? Designers including Green, G.V.G.V, Hiromi Tsuyoshi, Lad Musician,
Porter, Vlas Bloome, End Pin, United Arrows (Beauty and Youth), and
Sabatino will make their U.S. debut exclusively at the store. Also,
you’ll find Cosmic Wonder, John Lawrence Sullivan, N. Hollywood, Nude:
Mashaiko Maruyama, Toga, and Whereabouts.
??? The Japanese stationer Postalco will create exclusive stationery.
Let the countdown begin. ??”Sharon Clott