“We wanted to make a movie about a sort of heightened version of what we live now. Both in terms of technology and in terms of loneliness and longing. Our lives today are so busy and so rich. But also, we experience a lot of longing and loneliness.”
When Spike Jonze began working on “Her,” the director’s new film set in a futuristic Los Angeles about a man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with a Siri-type attendant operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), he consulted with friend Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony, having previously collaborated with the boutique on a collection inspired by Jonze’s “Where the Wild Things Are”. From their brainstorming sessions emerged the vision of the future seen in the film: a return to 1920’s high-waisted styles, matching shorts and sweater sets, clean and comfortable looks.
Now, Opening Ceremony has brought Jonze’s world into ours with the “Her” by Opening Ceremony collection. In a nod to the film’s focus on the close relationships we form with our devices, the unisex garments include details like iPhone-sized pockets.
Take a look at the collection here, and read an interview Leon conducted with Jonze for the OC blog, including interesting career-spanning anecdotes like this one, about how the film’s costume designer (and frequent Jonze collaborator) Casey Storm got his start:
“The great thing about Casey is he didn’t come from fashion at all. He was just a friend of mine that had good style. Twenty years ago when he was just getting out of college, we were doing the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” video. It was really low budget; we didn’t have a lot of money. I was like, “I can get my friend to do it! We don’t have to have an official costume designer.”