Following the successful release of last year’s innovative collection, Opening Ceremony and Teva® are back once again with an exciting collaboration. The Spring/Summer 2015 capsule collection, which includes two unique unisex styles, marks the second collaboration between the two brands.
Launched earlier this month, the collection consists of men’s and women’s sandals that re-imagine the classic Teva design. The classic nylon straps and comfort conscious soles have been given a new burst of life with new colour palettes and materials.
Established in 2002 in New York, Opening Ceremony combines founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon’s love of travel and fashion into a concept boutique. With outlets in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, the brand offers stylish accessories and footwear collections for men and women. Previous collaboration partners include style icon Chloë Sevigny and filmmaker Spike Jonze.
Founded in 1984, Teva stands for freedom in footwear. According to the brand, “how you choose to live is the ultimate form of personal expression. Our products are crafted to be accessible, versatile and a celebration of the independent spirit.” Creator of the original sport sandal over three decades ago, the brand’s products are now sold in over 40 countries worldwide.
Colour is key in the collection. Thus, in order to celebrate the collaboration, still-life artist Sonia Rentsch was commissioned to create a colourful and geometric in-store display inspired by the palette and forms of the sandals.
The first out of the two unisex designs in the collection is a Teva classic with a contemporary twist. The Hurricane XLT Gladiator is a two-strap sandal with a removable ankle strap. Available in either tonal black or white leather, the sandals are the perfect for the hot weather.
The second style is a modern reissue of a fan-favourite. The Psyclone is made with waterproof suede, perfect for the unpredictable British weather. The sandal is available in black, blue or pink.
All the sandals have been created with ultimate comfort in mind: as a result, the shoes are as practicable as they are stylish.
The distinct collection will be exclusively available at Opening Ceremony boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, Japan and openingceremony.us, with prices ranging from $60 to $120. With international shipping also available, head over to the site and treat yourself to something for the fast-approaching festival season.