Chloe Sevigny’s Opening Ceremony Resort 2012


Chloe Sevigny’s style can be kinda hit and miss for me. When she gets it right, she gets it really right, and when she get’s it wrong… well you catch my drift. I feel very similar about her line for Opening Ceremony. The Resort 2012 collection, which was presented on the runway this week, fluctuates dramatically between sartorial splendor and catastrophe.

The collection itself revolves loosely around a high school theme, opening with cool college jackets and gym-skirt inspired numbers. The capacious room housing the runway show (Sevigny’s debut) was done out to resemble those sports halls we all dreaded at age 14. However it soon departs from the confines of the schoolhouse to include a flurry of other mischievous but unnervingly youthful looks. Pouffy sleeves, stiffly starched skirts and punch-hole detailing bring to mind the Lolitas of Harajuku, or Gretel stumbling towards a succulent manor of gingerbread and sugar cane.
But while the concept is engaging, and the detailing beautiful, Sevigny’s range doesn’t always quite master proportion, cut and shape. A couple of the looks just seem askew, or sit unflatteringly on the models’ frames (which, even though Sevigny didn’t cast deathly thin models to walk her collection, still shouldn’t be the case – they’re still models after all).
Nevertheless, most of the collection was a hit in my eyes. Here’s some of the highlights!

Rosa Abbott
Rosa Abbott is an arts, fashion and culture obsessive originating from Yorkshire, England, and currently living in Dublin, Ireland. On top of being a student at the illustrious Trinity College, she is a freelance journalist, writing for a number of Irish publications, and also edits the visual arts section of entertainment magazine Totally Dublin.

When she's not up to her eyeballs in writing, Rosa works as an assistant to stylist Aisling Farinella and volunteers at various art galleries. Her musings on life, style and art can also be found over at her blog, Too Gallant.
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