(Salvatore Caputo)
(Salvatore Caputo)

Burberry launches collaboration with Opening Ceremony

It is inspired by LGBT+ youth and underground rave culture

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Thursday 19 July 2018 15:47

Burberry has already revamped its archive with a fall/winter 2018 partnership with Gosha Rubchinskiy and now the British heritage brand is releasing another nostalgia-inducing offering with Opening Ceremony.

Working together for the first time, the two brands have linked for an exclusive 10-piece capsule collection inspired by Christopher Bailey’s final collection for the fashion house.

For Burberry’s February 2018 show, Bailey gave the brand’s iconic check a bright makeover by reimagining the print to incorporate the rainbow flag – an emblem that has become an international symbol of Pride and diversity.

“My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to – and in support of – some of the best and brightest organisations supporting LGBT+ youth around the world,” Bailey previously said.

“There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity.”

Following in the former creative officer’s footsteps, Opening Ceremony’s capsule combines these trademark kaleidoscopic colours with its own cool aesthetic and streetwear staples to create a collection of jersey sweats and T-shirts inspired by Burberry’s 1995 and 1996 winter collections.

(Salvatore Caputo)

Meanwhile, rainbow graphics and 1990s era logos pay tribute to European landmarks like the London Bridge and Arc de Triomphe.

To promote the collection, Opening Ceremony worked with fashion photographer Salvatore Caputo who travelled to Kiev, Ukraine.

(Salvatore Caputo)

Here, Caputo shot young Ukrainian partygoers wearing pieces from the exclusive capsule as they danced the night away and explored the city’s growing underground rave community.

The collection can be purchased online and at Opening Ceremony stores in New York and Los Angeles, with prices ranging from $240 (£185) to $650.

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