On the edge of unveiling their store-in-a-store venture with Vans inside of their SoHo shop, Opening Ceremony has quietly released a set of 3 Chinese-style embroidered satin OG Slip Ons into the wild.
The inspiration for this pack is the ubiquitous body-hugging embroidered style of dress that women all across China wear. The style of dress, called the qi pao, also lends its name to the collection.
All three colors are very striking. The embroidery on the silky smooth brocade uppers makes for a great pop of design that is delivered very well in this style. The contrast of the black uppers against the golden weaved of the flowers works especially well. We feel like this would not translate as well as a printed canvas, so OC was smart to mimic the dress exactly.
Similar styles are going to be very popular this season. For fans of the Rollicking souvenir-styled Slip On JP, this collaboration will likely whet your appetite until you can get your hands on them.
The Opening Ceremony x Vans Vault OG Slip On LX "Qi Pao" pack is available now online from Opening Ceremony. They retail for $85.