Feathers are an extreme, decadent mode of embellishment. Despite their airiness, they have the power to transform a simple item of clothing into something theatrical and romantic. In Opening Ceremony X Levi’s ReWork‘s new line, they transform cut-offs and T-shirts into lively, special pieces.
The new collection consists of vintage Levi’s classic 501 and 505 jeans and simple cotton tees. The bottom of each piece is lined with a strip of thick and willowy ostrich feather trim. Opening Ceremony founder Humberto Leon says, “We wanted to rework a pair of Levi’s to give it a completely different feel and bring in an unexpected element to the classic fabric.” Feathers are among the most dramatic forms of ornamentation, and their placement on uber-casual, slouchy pants and soft tees is eye-opening. “We were super excited about bringing this element that you would normally see on dresses and gowns into denim,” he adds.
The jeans are offered in stoned blue and white washes, and are available as cut-off and full-length styles. The tees come in black and white, with white or pale pink feathers. Prices range from $125 for shirts to $180 for full-length jeans. Pick them up at Opening Ceremony on La Cienega Boulevard or on the Opening Ceremony Web site.