September 11, 2017
Opening Ceremony never does a “traditional show,” and this season was no exception.
Carol Lim and Humberto Leon collaborated with Spike Jonze again, this time on a modern dance piece, Chargers, at La Mama in the East Village.
The piece told the story of a relationship from start to disintegration—from exuberance, to chaos, and ultimately, to isolation.
The performance opened with Frank O’Hara’s poem Having a Coke with You, and began with a couple, played by Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield, emerging from bed and dressing in OC’s Resort 2018 collection.
This was a heavily ’80s-influenced endeavor, complete with empire-waisted, loose, lace-trimmed dresses, letterman’s jackets and track pants, and Flashdance-era dance wear that jived with the youthful spirit of first love in the performance piece.
There was a collegiate, cable knit sweater in maroon, a pale pink double breasted blazer, a windbreaker in fire hydrant red and neon blue, and more.
The tie between the work performed and the clothing was loose, but these wares are, regardless, easy to sport and perfect for OC’s sub-14th-street-devotees.