Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Benson spend a good deal of screen time in Spring Breakers in neon bikinis, crop tops, and short-shorts—the film is about spring break, after all—and there’s one woman they can thank for their fun and flattering beach closets: costume designer Heidi Bivens. Bivens created each character’s collection of perfect (and often pink) two-pieces, and fans have loved the looks so much, she even collaborated with Opening Ceremony on a Breakers-inspired capsule, complete with the film’s signature unicorn emblazoned on tees, tanks, towels, and string bikinis. That’s why we caught up with the designer, who spilled on Selena and the girls, what it takes to wear a two-piece around the clock, and what you should be looking for in a suit for your own spring break adventure. Click the jump to read our exclusive interview, and check out Spring Breakers in theaters today!
DKNY’s ’90s styles are back in stores today! Reissues of the brand’s iconic NYC-screened tees, bodysuits, and dresses are back and available at openingceremony.us, so when we saw Donna Karan at last night’s New York premiere of Side Effects, the designer told InStyle.com how she really feels about the decade. “If the ’90s are making a comeback, God bless it, maybe I’ll have a good collection this season!” the designer told InStyle.com with a giggle. “To me, [those designs] are as fresh today as they were then. And that’s the beauty of what I try to do—clothes that are timeless, seasonless, effortless, iconic.” And no need to overthink your wardrobe choices: “I think sometimes fashion gets too caught up with itself. It’s just great clothes that you want to wear.”
Plus, see DKNY’s most recent runway collection.
The nineties are making a serious resurgence these days—members of generation Y can rejoice at the return of brands like Herbal Essences, Jane Cosmetics, and, now, DKNY. The brand is reissuing 15 of its archival runway styles from the 1991-1994 era through Opening Ceremony, including logo hoodies, NYC-skyline tees, maxi dresses, and the ultimate 90s look: the bodysuit. “DKNY was a pioneer of streetwear fashion in the 90s,” Opening Ceremony co-founder Carol Lim said in a statement. “We have been longtime fans of the brand and were very excited to bring back select, quintessential styles that feel fresh even today.” The collection, which hits shelves and openingceremony.us on February 1, ranges between $145 and $665.
Plus, see DKNY’s most recent runway collection.
Japanese fashion brand Kenzo has rolled out the final designs—for fall/winter—from its adorable Vans collaboration for hipster-chic retailer Opening Ceremony, and we’re super-charmed by the cute patterns! The standout pair, called “Heard It Through The Grapevine,” features, well, grapes, and leaves against either a white or black background (depending on whether you’re a more classic sneaker kind of girl, or into something a with a little more drama.) We also love the “marble black and white” and the “moth blue and black.” Shop the whole collection here! And we have a feeling Kristen Stewart might be into these—she loves wearing kicks on the red carpet.
Plus, see Kristen Stewart’s sneakers!
Opening Ceremony just launched its first collection of handbags! The boutique-cum-fashion label’s New York-based owners, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, created a five-piece collection of downtown-chic styles in celebration of the store’s 10th anniversary. ”We push ourselves to look high and low for things that aren’t found elsewhere,” Leon and Lim told InStyle of their inspiration. “That endless curiosity is what keeps our stores fresh and new.” Click through the gallery to see all five styles, and shop them for $450 to $800 on openingceremony.us. Plus, for more on the Opening Ceremony anniversary, flip to page 182 of our September issue on newsstands now, where we enlist funny lady Kristen Wiig to model the brand’s hottest new items.
This week, Chloë Sevigny hosted her first-ever runway show since launching her collaboration with New York/Los Angeles boutique Opening Ceremony in 2008. Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez, fresh off their CFDA Fashion Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year, sat front row at the show to witness the 25-look collection, which featured sweet touches of ruffles, eyelet and lace with an edgy twist. The shoes—always best-selling items for her line—included platform sneakers and pearl-adorned high-heel sandals. Sevigny also revealed a collab within a collab, incorporating the logo of classic skate brand Vision Street Wear into her looks. Click “See the Photos” to see the complete C.S. for O.C. Resort collection!
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It looks like we have some new ways to shop for a cause! More designers are coming forward with fund-raising efforts to benefit the victims of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui and Opening Ceremony , who are all donating 100 percent of the proceeds from their new, limited-edition shirts ($98 at RalphLauren.com, $20 at AnnaSui.com, and $30 at OpeningCeremony.com) to relief efforts. Rag & Bone has also pledged to give 10 percent of all sales from its Web site to the Red Cross’s Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund, and the donations will continue through April 11th.
1. Dakota Fanning signed a modeling contract with IMG. Do we smell a campaign on the horizon? [Nylon]
2. Monique Lhuillier teamed up with candle company D.L. & Co. to create her own home fragrance collection, which will debut in April. [WWD]
3. The royal mint released a coin commemorating the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. What’s next? [Telegraph]
4. These adorable pets in ugly holiday sweaters will cheer you up if you’re stuck at a desk this week. [People]
5. Maison Martin Margiela and Opening Ceremony announced that they will collaborate on a line for Fall 2011. We’re intrigued! [WWD]
6. Find out how to snag great last-minute gifts at your local drugstore. You know that place is full of tiny treasures. [Glamour]