Since the 2002 birth of the undeniably cool Opening Ceremony, this sartorial dream team continues to champion the rise of contemporary fashion. When the duo is not revolutionizing the big city boutique scene, they can be found heading the French luxury house Kenzo. Lim and Leon’s style alliance finds its roots in the friendship they developed as students at the University of California, Berkley. And to this day, said friendship mixed with a shared love of clothing and travel has encouraged Opening Ceremony to lead the ever-changing fashion industry, rather than sit idly by as up-and-coming trends whizz past.
Lim and Leon’s boutiques pay a sort of fashion homage to their namesake – the Olympic’s opening ceremony tradition. Over the years, the brand has continually curated a collection of global style with multi-national names like Delpozo, Comme des Garcons, Repetto, and Band of Outsiders gracing the roster. Not unlike the international sporting event, Lim and Leon’s Opening Ceremony gives a platform to designers from all ends of the world to showcase their abilities on a wider stage.