Every February and September designers continue to think outside the box – or, in the case of New York Fashion Week, the Lincoln Center tents – when it comes to presenting their work. Over the winter, Alexander Wang drew guests to (gasp!) Brooklyn Navy Yard, while last fall Rick Owens had college step squads sport his clothing instead of supermodels. And next month, Opening Ceremony will push the envelope with a one-act play in lieu of a traditional runway show.

Opening Ceremony

Spike Jonze and OC cofounder Humberto Leon via OpeningCeremony.us

The ultra-hip brand is still working on a script for its September 7 production, which is just a couple weeks away. But before you start labeling them procrastinators, keep in mind that OC is working with Academy Award–winning director (and frequent collaborator) Spike Jonze. Also on the playbill? Everyone’s fave funny man Jonah Hill, who sadly won’t be on stage but will have a writing credit.

Now, the suspense builds: What on earth is the storyline? Whatever the outcome, I’m excited to see the collection in action.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 14, 2014

Spike Jonze’s latest film, Her, has been met with critical acclaim for direction, screenplay, and acting. But the hottest topic of discussion? Joaquin Phoenix’s staple high-waisted pants.

Joaquin Phoenix's High-Waisted Jeans

Image via The Hollywood News

Despite the movie’s setting in the not-so-distant future, this wardrobe choice is decidedly old-fashioned. Is it an act of rebellion against the skinny, low-rise pants that men are sporting these days? A step away from the hipster norm? Whatever it is, the style appears to be here to stay, at least for a while – a collection from Opening Ceremony was launched in conjunction with the film.

But not too long, I hope. I was just taking a liking to skinny jeans…

Read more on Esquire.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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January 29, 2014