This Brand Just Replaced Logos With Something Much More Powerful

Gina Marinelli

The fashion world and the dance world have historically been creative collaborators, but it’s never been more obvious than right now. We’re currently in the middle of a craze that’s brought us everything from graceful tulle layers and a resurgence of ballet flats to a truly unexpected sneaker hybrid. And now Opening Ceremony has teamed with a professional dancer for its latest collection and is setting itself apart with a powerful message, too.

The Times Are Racing, which debuted this past week at the New York City Ballet, is not only the name of a piece created by the ballet's resident choreographer, Justin Peck, it's also Opening Ceremony's collection designed by Humberto Leon (who also costumed the ballet).

The collection is full of both beautiful and powerful pieces. Hoodies and tees in the new line are emblazoned with the words "change," "protest," "act," "defy," and "fight," intended as a "meditation on the American melting pot," according to a press release. And the collection as a whole—complete with silky and lacy dresses, ballet wrap tops, and army green bomber and canvas jackets—aims to "channel serendipity and connection" between strangers.

Scroll down to take a look at some of the key pieces in Leon's new lineup. Some pieces are available to shop right now on Opening Ceremony.

What do you think of this dance-meets-design hybrid? Let us know below.

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