Loathe: Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony – UPDATED

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Under no circumstances should a woman who dresses like this be allowed to design clothing, for anyone.

I have learnt to accept that celebrities with style (I am not going to say “good” style, because I don’t think many of them have this, but let’s say “style that is liked by the masses”) get asked to “design” collections for big brands. It is basically the norm in the fashion industry, and one of the reasons why I find the fashion business to be so utterly depressing at most times. However, I fail to understand why a celebrity with REALLY bad style is being asked to design a collection for the OPPOSITE SEX.

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If these Yoko Ono sketches are to be considered good menswear design, then I shall quit fashion and will announce that ANYONE can in fact be a fashion designer as it takes NO SKILL AT ALL.

That’s basically the case with this latest collaboration announcement, Yoko Ono is going to design a men’s wear collection for Opening Ceremony. It is apparently based on “a series of drawings titled ‘Fashions for Men’ that Ono sketched as a gift for her late husband John Lennon on the occasion of their wedding in 1969” (WWD). Isn’t that sweet? She took a crayon and did some drawings for her hubby and now we are all supposed to swoon? WTF! From what I’ve seen, the drawings are NOTHING special, and appear to have been sketched by a two year old. Plus, neither Yoko Ono or John Lennon had good style.

So why is Opening Ceremony letting her design a collection? I have no idea, but I am guessing it has something to do with getting press and bottom line. Ugh. I may have to hold a bed-in to protest this.

UPDATE: The collection has been released online. And it is even worse than anything I could have possible expected: Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony.

Images from WWD and here.

  • Jasper

    so apparently they had photoshop/adobe/tablets in the 70s? or that’s some really white paper! lol yoko is so bogus. do people like her?? i thought the general consensus for beatles/lennon fans disliked her. i guess anything yoko related (lady gaga’s duet with her, ugh) can be dismissed as cheap marketing towards the oblivious who don’t actually know anything about john lennon or the beatles .. <:D?

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    I don’t like her!

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Of course I don’t like The Beatles, either. They say you are either into The Beatles or The Stones. Stones all the way!

  • Diane

    Wow… how are they selling a plastic board with bells on it a) as fashion, b) for $400? Or a hoodie with a butt on it? This is a joke, right?

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Sadly, I don’t think this is a joke. It is actually just the worse collaboration in the world.

  • http://www.imtheitgirl.com/ anya

    I love Yoko, but this is the dumbest shit I’ve ever seen.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Lol. That’s definitely the best way to put it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sak.thu.7 Dhe Sak

    I’ve just check to the site and I can’t stop laughing…. OMG,,,, I used to hate loose and baggie harrem pants on men so much,but this collection is just ridiculous.Now I have to say that the baggie crotch are a bit better.And that lightbulb bra??I’m now speechless. Man,,, I can get a proper and much better pants with $10.

  • Macc

    I can’t believe anyone would buy this shit, its ludicrous