This holiday season, Opening Ceremony teamed up with Yoko Ono to create what they call “a very special apparel collection” consisting of 34 high-priced pieces available exclusively at OC.
Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony
above: Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony with Yoko Ono (photo courtesy of NY Times)
Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony. Titled “Fashions for Men 1969-2012,” the limited-edition line is based on a book of hand-drawn illustrations (shown below) that Yoko presented to John Lennon on the occasion of their wedding. 43 years later, Yoko and Opening Ceremony have worked together to bring her sketches to life.
According to the New York Times, Ms. Ono loved the way her late husband looked in and out of clothes, so many of her pieces accentuate the ‘good bits’ e.g. nipples, buttocks and the crotch area.
The Times reports ““Men were always wanting us to look good and take off everything,” Ms. Ono said. “And we were never able to enjoy men’s sexuality in that way.”
Given that, I can only assume that the collection exemplifies what she believes is a way to enjoy men’s sexuality. While it does nothing for me, you can decide for yourself. Below is the entire collection.
One button two-tone jackets with a single mesh sleeve ($599):
Cut out jackets ($499):
Mesh cut out shoulder shirts ($145):
Eyelet (nipple) shirts ($200):
Eyelet (nipple) tanks ($150):
Conservative (knee cut outs and hand on buttocks) trousers ($250):
Hand trousers ($335):
Jockstrap with an LED light ($200):
Hoodies with Yoko’s sketched icons of buttocks, eyes and words ($75):
Men’s Open Toe Thigh-High Boots ($750):
Men’s Lightbulb Bra ($250):
Men’s leather bell belt ($245):
transparent chest plaque with bells and leather neck strap that reads, “RING FOR YOUR MOMMY PIECE y.o. 69-12 ($400):
Slip-on printed stretch knee pads ($55):
Also available is a softcover book of her original artwork, accompanied by a CD recording of Yoko’s 1973 composition “Anatano Te (Your Hands) and 3 printed posters featuring, respectively, her line drawing of buttocks, the word dream, and her sketch of eyes.
Illustrations by Yoko Ono brought to life in an animation by Lisa Paclet and Irina Dakeva:
all images courtesy of Opening Ceremony
Shop the collection here. The Fashions for Men 1969-2012 collection is no longer available.