If what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, what happens when you're on the way there? That's the story Carol Lim and Humberto Leon were trying to tell with their Opening Ceremony Pre-Fall 2013 collection.
At the outset, many of the looks in this visual accounting of a young woman's first trip to Sin City were crisp works in black and white, like a pair of belted wide-leg trousers or a black sequined dress with sheer white sleeves that zipped up the front. The visual interest picked up as the collection progressed with the addition of a dizzying pattern of thin, undulating black and white stripes and the first accent colors: pale blue, purple, and red. Eventually these were joined by a deep blue that was used in sweaters and a romper covered in paillettes, and a burgundy jacquard used for a few of the final pieces. That fabric looked especially great as the sleeves and collar of a black raglan-sleeve jacket with a plain black bodice.