Opening Ceremony Brings Back DKNY's '90s Designs

A Look at the '90s Spirit of DKNY That Opening Ceremony Is Bringing Back

A Look at the '90s Spirit of DKNY That Opening Ceremony Is Bringing Back

If there was even a shadow of a doubt about the return of the '90s, Opening Ceremony's new project with DKNY should obliterate it.

The retailer will reissue 15 of DKNY's archival pieces from the early '90s, including t-shirts screen printed with the New York skyline and the DKNY logo, a colorblocked jumpsuit, and a cropped puffer jacket. The garments will be available in Opening Ceremony boutiques and on its website this Friday, priced between $145 and $665.

"DKNY was a pioneer of streetwear fashion in the Nineties," said Opening Ceremony's Carol Lim in an interview with WWD. "We have been longtime fans of the brand and were very excited to bring back select, quintessential styles that feel fresh even today."

That freshness may owe a debt to the overall comeback of the '90s in fashion and in culture. MTV resurrected its groundbreaking TV show House of Style in August, and the cult brand X-Girl announced that it would return to the US just this week. When you factor in the resurgence of grunge on the Spring 2013 runways — articulated in the mix of plaid and florals shown by designers like Phillip Lim and Dries Van Noten — there's no doubting that the dream of the '90s really is alive.

That said, part of the target demographic for this collaboration — including the star of its campaign, Cara Delevingne, born in 1992 — probably weren't wearing adult-size clothing when these garments were first introduced. For those readers who don't remember the spirit of Karan's '90s designs — or who just want to take a trip down memory lane — a look back at some of DKNY's ad campaigns from the '90s, here in the gallery.

Source: Instagram User CaraDelevingne

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