Sunday, January 25, 2015

Give Pants a Chance

Opening Ceremony brings a Beatle's britches to life


There's a one-night-stand we've never fantasized about: Yoko Ono.

But we revere John Lennon enough to be intrigued that Opening Ceremony is revealing what a night with Yucko Oh-No would be like.

Lo and behold, it involves light-bulb bras, LED jock straps, and lots of ringing bells.

That's because a set of fashion designs that Yoko sketched as an anniversary present for the late great John Lennon back in 1969 have just materialized as a limited edition collection at the avant-garde West Hollywood retailer.

The clothing visually articulates how the pair got down. Trousers and blazers have strategic cutouts at shoulders, hips, and thighs to highlight favored spots of skin.

Keeping in step with current trends, the styles stay away from psychedelic swirls, staying with a two-tone palette. And the accessories include illuminated intimates and call belts with working bells.

But the main draws are pants marked by color-contrasting hand prints in all the places Yoko wanted to reach.

If you're ready to love like Lennon, it's time to give pants a chance.

Yoko Ono's 'Fashions for Men: 1969-2012'
Opening Ceremony
451 N. La Cienega Blvd. (Rosewood Ave.), West Hollywood
(310) 652-1120 

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