New York based fashion brand and retailer, Opening Ceremony, isn’t new to the world of collaborations. Over the past couple of months alone it’s worked with the likes of Canada Goose, Everlane, Esprit, H&M via Kenzo, and others. It’s also worked in the tech space – teaming up with 3D-printed knitwear start-up, Unmade, recently on a customisable capsule collection, and with Intel in the past on its MICA connected bracelet.
Now, it’s continuing with the technology focus, albeit in a more straightforward sense, and introducing a collaboration with Google under its Artworks project. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Jeff Koons and Jeremy Scott, Opening Ceremony designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have created four limited edition designs for Artworks Live Case by Google.
What that means, is exclusive prints inspired by their own archive, applied to cases for Pixel or Nexus phones. There are two faux fur animal prints, a patchwork and folk flower one and another called Liquid City.
Shoppers on the Google Store can customise each by zooming in on, dragging and rotating the patterns. There’s also a companion set of wallpaper that lives on the phone, featuring the complete set of designs from the collection.
Head over to Forbes to read the rest of the story, including insights from the designers on the future of fashion and tech collaborations.