Opening Ceremony gets on the grid with 'Tron: Legacy' collaboration
One of the most fun "Tron: Legacy"-inspired apparel collaborations we've seen to date (and the folks at Disney Consumer Products must have worked overtime on leveraging "Legacy" -- we've seen a lot of stuff out there) is the capsule collection with Opening Ceremony that dropped in mid-November.
The women's collection includes bomber jackets with oversized funnel necks, snug scuba shirts, bodice dresses and seamed leggings. The men's side includes biker jackets, patchwork poplin shirts and cargo pants.
The color palette uses shades of bright orange and royal blue that evoke the dominant accent colors of both the 1982 original and upcoming sequel (which hits theaters Dec. 17), as well as black and a vibrant shade of yellow, with a range of fabrics that include neoprene, Melton wool, twill, corduroy, and a form-fitting stretch spandex.
Shoes seem to occupy a special place in this particular movie tie-in, from the silver, ruffled high heels crafted by shoemaker Jerome C. Rousseau to the mysterious pairs of blue, glowing "Tron"-themed Adidas sneakers that were all the buzz in the sneakerhead online forums earlier this year after an apparent sighting at Comic Con, but have yet to materialize at the retail level. So we appreciate Opening Ceremony's inclusion of a sculpted neoprene-and-black textured rubber sock boot (with the neoprene upper available in orange, yellow, royal blue and black).
As part of the collection, Opening Ceremony is bringing back the circular handbag from design collective threeASFOUR (the notion is that the Circle Bag design is supposed to evoke the look of the round Identity Disc that's both a visual motif and important plot device in the upcoming movie).
The "Tron" togs range in price from $230 bodice tank tops to $575 motorcycle jackets, and are avaialable in Opening Ceremony's stores (including the West Hollywood boutique locally) and online.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photo: Top, looks from the "Tron: Legacy"-inspired Opening Ceremony capsule collection. Bottom, a sculpted neoprene and textured rubber sock boot from the collection, $395. Credit: Opening Ceremony