Chloë Sevigny Designs "Gay Lumberjack" Line for Opening Ceremony
Chloë Sevigny collaborated for the second time with label Opening Ceremony, this season on a unisex collection which debuted at London Fashion Week. The line was initially designed as a menswear collection, but was quickly adjusted in such a way that women could wear the pieces as well.
The line, which she showed Sunday at the Double Club, was a “slight homage” to one of her favorite designers, Miguel Adrover, said the actress, but it also had dashes of what she called “gay lumberjack,” James Dean, preppy New England and English punk. Highlights included skinny moleskin trousers, Fair Isle, tiger and leopard-patterned knits, little tweed blazers, dyed thermals and oversize jackets that fall past the hip. It was conceived as a men’s collection that women could also wear.
Sevigny and Opening Ceremony also designed a collection of footwear with Bass, which includes Weejun loafers and saddle-shoe boots. Scarves, backpacks and other accessories will also be available.
The actress, who stars in TV show "Big Love" and recently wrapped the film "Mr. Nice," said she has a passion for designing and though this was her first attempt at menswear, she felt confident throughout the process -
"There's much less pressure doing men's, and because this collection is unisex and oversized, I felt like I could have more fun. Except for the trousers - getting the fit right was really difficult."
And though Sevigny is happy with her role at Opening Ceremony and the collaborative process, she is open to other design opportunities:
“Maybe I’d do a very small collection for one of the big luxury brands,” she said. “But right now, Opening Ceremony is right — we have a shared aesthetic.”