Caralynn Lippo
Updated Mar 12, 2017 @ 3:38 pm
opening ceremony pre-fall 2017
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Spring is right around the corner, and you know what that means. No, we’re not talking about more daylight, flowers in bloom, the return of iced coffee-appropriate weather, or anything like that. We’re talking about the release of Opening Ceremony’s new pre-fall 2017 collection.

Between its uber-glam glittery Vans and last fall’s fab throwback ’90s-inspired collaboration with Esprit, OC has forever cemented itself as one of our favorite brands. Not to mention their inspiring politically minded fall 2016 collection, “Pageant of the People,” back in September, or the fact that they made the decision to donate proceeds from their protest-themed “Action” capsule collection to the ACLU.

But we digress!

Now, we’re all about OC’s new immigration-inspired collection, which will begin hitting stores this week, on March 15th.

Opening Ceremony designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have once again given us a much-needed, positive, pro-immigration vibe with their latest collection. According to Women’s Wear Daily, “immigrant travel and the romantic ideology of beauty in diversity” inspired the new line. And the result is flippin’ gorgeous.

Lim and Leon are both first-generation immigrants. In putting together this collection, they studied photos of American immigrants from various cultures, and were inspired by clothing both celebratory and protective. The result is a beautiful melding of cultures, patterns, and styles, making for a folk-inspired and dreamy (but also totally ready-to-wear) collection that’s ideal for layering.

We’re all about these patterns for spring and summer. And the mix of colorful and monochromatic prints? Perfection.

So get your credit card ready. You’ll be doing a lot of online shopping once Opening Ceremony’s latest collection hits stores in just a few days. This celebration of travel, immigration, and America’s diversity is more poignant (and necessary) than ever.