– EN Star Style – Opening Ceremony has dropped a new Beastie Boys-themed capsule collection.
To mark the debut of Spike Jonze’s documentary, Beastie Boys Story, on Apple TV+ this month, the fashion brand’s co-founder Humberto Leon has collaborated with artists such as Kim Gordon, Raymond Pettibon, Bill McMullen, Geoff McFetridge, and Nejc Prah on a limited-edition line of graphic items inspired by the hip-hop group’s album covers.
In addition, the range also celebrates the 26th anniversary of Mike D, Ad-Rock, and the late Adam “MCA” Yauch’s hit album Ill Communication.
“We wanted to transform this idea of tour merch into collectible, covetable art editions,” shared Leon. “Spike, Adam, and Mike asked me if Opening Ceremony could create merch, and we proposed the idea of taking their classic albums and singles, pairing them with relevant artists, and creating new versions of the album covers. We enlisted the talent of Kim Gordon, Raymond Pettibon, Bill McMullen, Geoff McFetridge, and Nejc Prah, all who have amazing points of view. They each created new works based on albums they love.”
Pieces include boiler suits, T-shirts, and hoodies, with prices ranging from $130 – $560 (£95 – £395). The collection is exclusively available from Farfetch.com.
And Leon is thrilled with the final result, especially as he has been a fan of the group since his school days.
“One of my earliest memories of Beastie Boys is from seventh grade, during school dances when I remember hearing Brass Monkey and all the kids would be going crazy! Fight for Your Right was a popular song that we would all listen to while driving to school. My sisters were older, and they introduced me to this music, along with big bangs and crimped hair,” he smiled.