More shots from the fun as hell party we had at Ace Hotel New York with Opening Ceremony, colette, No. 8a, and OC’s favorite designers for Fashion’s Night Out. Stay tuned for more interviews, photos, and secrets. If you were there and you have some good pictures of you and your loot, send them to us. They may end up here!


There may have been a funner party in the history of fashion week but we’ve never heard of it. Feast your eyes upon the revelers that filled the Ace Hotel New York lobby during Opening Ceremony’s French-inspired flea market for Fashion’s Night Out. Bullhorns and balloons were the least of it. We had a ton of fun with good friends, amazing fashion, and some our favorite style icons, including Chloë Sevigny, Solange Knowles, Lazaro Hernandez, Jack McCollough, Rinko Kikuchi, Spike Jonze, and Humberto and Carol of OC. Stay tuned this week for more pictures, recaps, and moments from OC at Ace, colette, and No. 8a.


Our friends at colette will hail tomorrow from a small truck in front of Ace Hotel New York as part of the Opening Ceremony Fashion’s Night Out flea market in our lobby. Come by for OC at Ace goodies of the French persuasion (exclusive for Fashion’s Night Out) like Darcel Fashion postcards & iPhone slider case and Colette x OC products. You can also score The Selby signed prints, a Minx manicure, among other surprises.

Our friends at colette will hail tomorrow from a small truck in front of Ace Hotel New York as part of the Opening Ceremony Fashion’s Night Out flea market in our lobby. Come by for OC at Ace goodies of the French persuasion (exclusive for Fashion’s Night Out) like Darcel Fashion postcards & iPhone slider case and Colette x OC products. You can also score The Selby signed prints, a Minx manicure, among other surprises.


INTERVIEW : HUMBERTO LEON AND CAROL LIM OF OPENING CEREMONY
As we mentioned, and you probably already know, Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel New York (who just had a nice article in the New York Times yesterday) will be staging a French flea market with their friends, collaborators, and favorite designers in the lobby during Fashion’s Night Out, September 10th. We were able to have a quick chat with Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, currently hailing from Tokyo (and pictured above in Ace-exclusive berets), about the open air market to end all open air markets (except it’s in our lobby).
Hi, Carol and Humberto. We’re excited about OC’s French flea market at Ace New York. Ace and Opening Ceremony have some things in common, among them our love of collaboration. This seems like the perfect showcase for all the fun work you do with friends. What inspired you? Because this year’s country collaboration at Opening Ceremony is USA v. France, we wanted to incorporate a French theme in our Fashion’s Night Out concept. What better way to feature our French collaborations and designers than at a flea market, styled after the famous Parisian market Les Puces de Saint-Ouen? At a traditional bazaar, you can find a miscellany of interesting and often one-of-a-kind items at great bargains. We want to offer the same to those attending our Fashion’s Night Out event.  What are some of the things you’re most excited to see?Our flea market will feature some of the most creative individuals in the fashion industry, so we’re looking forward to see how they decorate their booths. Several designers will also be offering one-of-a-kind items for sale, whether runway pieces that are not in production or vintage pieces from their archives, so we’re very excited to see what will be offered.Are you volunteering to man any booths?You’ll find us working at one booth or another throughout the night — and you’ll definitely see us at Opening Ceremony’s own booth!Will you be wearing berets? We may. Regardless, you can be sure we will take advantage of this year’s French theme. C’est la mode!

INTERVIEW : HUMBERTO LEON AND CAROL LIM OF OPENING CEREMONY

As we mentioned, and you probably already know, Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel New York (who just had a nice article in the New York Times yesterday) will be staging a French flea market with their friends, collaborators, and favorite designers in the lobby during Fashion’s Night Out, September 10th. We were able to have a quick chat with Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, currently hailing from Tokyo (and pictured above in Ace-exclusive berets), about the open air market to end all open air markets (except it’s in our lobby).

Hi, Carol and Humberto. We’re excited about OC’s French flea market at Ace New York. Ace and Opening Ceremony have some things in common, among them our love of collaboration. This seems like the perfect showcase for all the fun work you do with friends. What inspired you?
 
Because this year’s country collaboration at Opening Ceremony is USA v. France, we wanted to incorporate a French theme in our Fashion’s Night Out concept. What better way to feature our French collaborations and designers than at a flea market, styled after the famous Parisian market Les Puces de Saint-Ouen? At a traditional bazaar, you can find a miscellany of interesting and often one-of-a-kind items at great bargains. We want to offer the same to those attending our Fashion’s Night Out event.
 
What are some of the things you’re most excited to see?

Our flea market will feature some of the most creative individuals in the fashion industry, so we’re looking forward to see how they decorate their booths. Several designers will also be offering one-of-a-kind items for sale, whether runway pieces that are not in production or vintage pieces from their archives, so we’re very excited to see what will be offered.

Are you volunteering to man any booths?

You’ll find us working at one booth or another throughout the night — and you’ll definitely see us at Opening Ceremony’s own booth!

Will you be wearing berets?
 
We may. Regardless, you can be sure we will take advantage of this year’s French theme. C’est la mode!


Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel New York are collaborating with friends to bring a full Parisian flea market to the lobby for Fashion’s Night Out, September 10th. Stay tuned as more special treats are revealed from agnès b., Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Ladurée, Patrik Ervell, Colette, Proenza Schouler, and more…

Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel New York are collaborating with friends to bring a full Parisian flea market to the lobby for Fashion’s Night Out, September 10th. Stay tuned as more special treats are revealed from agnès b., Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Ladurée, Patrik Ervell, Colette, Proenza Schouler, and more…


Opening Ceremony makes us happy. They just look good and they have a good attitude. They have a special Ace New York OC website where you can get a curated tour of the best travel products you’ll ever need, including quill pens, McSweeney’s reading materials, and Mad Libs. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of visiting.

Opening Ceremony makes us happy. They just look good and they have a good attitude. They have a special Ace New York OC website where you can get a curated tour of the best travel products you’ll ever need, including quill pens, McSweeney’s reading materials, and Mad Libs. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of visiting.


Opening Ceremony just cut the ribbon on a new edition of their site dedicated to OC at Ace Hotel New York. The unveiling marked another exciting day, too: Humberto's birthday!

Opening Ceremony just cut the ribbon on a new edition of their site dedicated to OC at Ace Hotel New York. The unveiling marked another exciting day, too: Humberto's birthday!


"We were just two people that wanted to leave their jobs and be lazy and not work and just create this party house for us."

Spike Jonze sat down with Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, the makers and shakers of Opening Ceremony, for Vice Magazine online. They spoke in perfect unison about the history of OC, their wildest dreams, and their new store at Ace Hotel New York.


Solange Knowles killed it Saturday onstage with Dirty Projectors at Opening Ceremony’s Fashion Week party at Ace Hotel New York’s Liberty Hall.


An Opening Ceremony

Saturday night we celebrated the opening of our two new retail spaces, Opening Ceremony and No. 8a, for Fashion Week at Ace Hotel New York. We like having parties as much as we like making hotels, so we had fun with some of the elements for OC’s party. Our design partners, OMFGCo, stamped and grommetted leather press and VIP badges, and silkscreened OC x Levi’s gift bags. OMFGCo shared some pictures of their die-cutting and letterpress process on their blog. The bags contained, among other gifts, the last remaining pairs of of the Conversex Ace NYC collaboration hightops, a reissue of a discontinued, vintage colorway. (You can look for a new collaborations between Ace and Converse soon.)

Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Humberto Leon, and Ryan McGinley, Photos by Hannah Thomson

We also invited a couple of our friends to play the lobby. DJ Nasir from Neverstop, who we’ve known since Ace was just a little 28-room guest housein Seattle, played dance music in the evening, and Stumptown brought Beyondadoubt, one of Portland’s favorite DJs, to play a late night set of 60’s soul 45s.

After a celebration dinner of fried chicken, suckling pig, mashed potatoes and biscuits at the Breslin, OC friends and family watched DJ Solange Knowles take the stage with Dirty Projectors at Liberty Hall.

Upstairs, party-goers perused Phillip Lim eye masks and No. 8a’s anti-souvenirs and Jason Schwarzman got a closer look at the goods.

Jason Schwartzman, Photo by Steve Eichner, via WWD

WWD took some pictures of OC’s friends, and Style.com called them nerds.

Here are some of our shots from the party:

Solange Knowles and Dirty Projectors

Chloë Sevigny

Solange Knowles

Josh Hartnett and Terry Richardson

Kelly Osbourne

Michael Stipe, Ryan McGinley, and Spike Jonze

Terence Koh

All photos by Hannah Thomson

See more photos of the event on OC’s blog, and check out OC’s special travel products at the Ace. Keep up on OC at Ace on our blog and Twitter.


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