Inspired by a trip to Hong Kong, two friends from UC Berkeley, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, founded Opening Ceremony in 2002 as a place to share their passions for travel, art and fashion. They decided to leave their jobs in corporate fashion to realise their unique dream of building their own empire. The duo have built from the ground up a multibrand enterprise, ready-to-wear label and have become the names behind numerous collaborations and special projects including their most recent move to Kenzo as Creative Directors. Capturing the effortlessly cool style of New York's downtown chic aesthetic, Opening Cermony's clothes celebrate a twist on New York style that is quirky and modern meanwhile remaining sartorially timeless at once. Often finding inspiration from their travels, the design duo infuse the Opening Ceremony clothing line with cultural references that align with the city life that is defined by New York City’s hustle and bustle.