We can’t lie – we’re huge fans of Opening Ceremony’s footwear range. Its hip, edgy, directional offerings never cease to excite and you can count on its shoe collaborations to bring a refreshing twist to old classics. It looks like the retailer is about to expand its footwear category with the help of Aldo Group’s Aldo Product Services. Opening Ceremony has signed a global licensing agreement with the Canada-based company for the Spring/Summer 2016 season. Opening Ceremony previously had an agreement with Six London, whose brands include Marcus Lupfer, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and more.
Though OC has a brand new deal with a brand new company, the retailer will continue designing footwear in-house while Aldo handles production and manufacturing. So while the aesthetic we’re used to from Opening Ceremony might not change, the people actually putting the shoes together will.
Opening Ceremony co-founder Carol Lim explained the new agreement: “We are committed to growing this category and it was important for us to expand into areas in the footwear line that we previously were not able to access due to production constraints. With APS, we don’t run into those types of issues anymore.”
[via Business of Fashion]