About Us

Opening Ceremony was founded in September 2002 by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, with the idea of bringing their love of travel and fashion to a concept boutique. The company has grown to encompass the Opening Ceremony Ready-to-wear, and accessories for men and women; Retail outlets in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, a wholesale showroom in New York; and a comprehensive online platform at OpeningCeremony.com.

Opening Ceremony has also become known for it’s innovative collaborations, fashion shows and nightlife events. In 2012, Leon and Lim were appointed creative directors of the French fashion house Kenzo.


OPENING CEREMONY OMOTESANDO showcases its world by presenting products in unexpected and unconventional ways while offering comfortable and customer-friendly environment. On each floor, different materials and themes separate one area from another to create an independent store environment, offering unique shopping experience. Based on OPENING CEREMONY's aesthetics, combinations of new colors and shapes create a medley in every area. Key elements are floor-to-ceiling stairs, wavelike large racks, floating-like grass dishes, and lights shed from LED monitors. In addition, design detail that multiplies different materials such as wood and concrete, or aluminium and brass. While being mixed with vivid colors and graphic, and finely shaped objects, they praise great collections of various designers carried at OPENING CEREMONY and express a new updated presentation. 

As before, customers can find a wide variety of women's and men's accessories selected by OPENING CEREMONY's artistic and uniques sense including OPENING CEREMONY and other newly emergin brands collected each season from the world, and popular brands such as ACNE STUDIOS, ALEXANDER WANG, TOGA, etc.