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Thursday 18 December 2014

Yoko Ono designs men's line

Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono has designed a men's clothing collection for Opening Ceremony.

The limited edition line called Fashions for Men: 1969-2012 will launch next week and includes sportswear, footwear and tailoring.

The inspiration behind Yoko's range is a series of sketches she drew of her late husband, iconic Beatles star John Lennon, for their wedding in 1969.

"I was inspired to create Fashions for Men [because I was] amazed at how my man was looking so great," Yoko gushed to WWD, when asked about her original drawings. "I felt that it was a pity if we could not make clothes emphasising his very sexy bod. So, I made this whole series with love for his hot bod and gave it to him as a wedding present. You can imagine how he went wild and fell in love with me even more."

New York City based label Opening Ceremony have worked with the prolific artist to breathe life into a selection of her illustrations. Some key items include playful trousers baring a hand cut-out sewn over the crotch and a jersey jumper with eyelets over the chest. There will be 18 different styles, with only 52 pieces made of each in order to keep the range super exclusive.

The collection will be accompanied by a book featuring Ono's drawings and posters will also be sold.

The collection will be sold in Opening Ceremony's US, London and Tokyo stores from late November.

Opening Ceremony co-founder Humberto Leon explained more about the collaboration and what he discovered from working with legendary star Yoko.

"I think that she just fell in love with John's body and wanted to show off all of the parts of his body that she loved," Humberto told WWD. "There's something so beautiful about that sentiment. And we've realised these designs in pretty actual terms of how she drew them."

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