by John Russel Jones

Dickies and Opening Ceremony have released a collaboration in which authentic workwear silhouettes meet Made in Italy fabrics and premium trims to create timeless, unisex styles. Over the last two decades, Opening Ceremony Co-Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have paid tribute to classic and quintessential designs while refreshing them with unexpected twists, and they continue forging this path with this latest Dickies & Opening Ceremony collaboration.

The collection – which is the last chapter of Opening Ceremony’s 20th anniversary celebrations and is part of Dickies’ centennial year – features four unisex styles: work pants and shirts in bouclé tweed fabrics and utility jeans and jackets in velvet denim. “This is an incredible moment for the two iconic brands to reimagine classic Dickies products through the Opening Ceremony spirit. Opening Ceremony is known for pushing boundaries of fashion and creativity and we at Dickies champion the mark that they have made,” says Dickies’ Chief Marketing Officer, Sarah Crockett.

“We selected the most iconic workwear staples from Dickies’ archive and turned them into precious instant favorites,” says Co-Creative Director Carol Lim. “We imagined how these classics could be reinterpreted as way to pay homage to our community.”

For the collaboration’s campaign, Dickies and Opening Ceremony have teamed up with Grammy-nominated writer-director Andrew Thomas Huang, a talented creator of hybrid fantasy worlds and mythical dreamscapes. Over the years, Huang has collaborated with Björk, FKA Twigs, and Thom Yorke, among others.

“Andrew Thomas Huang shoots a day in the life of ‘makers,’” says co-Creative Director Humberto Leon. “As we navigate this world, we capture this influential group in a fantastical intimate setting of being out and about while settling at home.”

This group of makers includes:

Poppy Liu, a first-generation Chinese American actor and producer that brings their identity as a queer migrant person of the API diaspora into art and entertainment. Poppy can be seen most recently as Kiki in the critically acclaimed HBOMax series Hacks for which she was SAG-nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Mez Monty, an up-and-coming DJ and Event Producer, best known for highlighting nightlight scenery with a fresh, but decidedly old-school vibe.

Georgina Trevino, a contemporary artist and jeweler who has worked with pop stars Rosalia, Lady Gaga, and Lizzo, working with jewels made from unconventional materials. She also collaborated with Beyoncé for her Renaissance release. Opening Ceremony x Dickies collection is styled with Trevino’s jewelry, adding another layer of collaboration.

The Dickies & Opening Ceremony Collection is available at openingceremony.com, dickies.com, farfetch.com, and select retailers and wholesale partners around the world.