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.
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.