Yoko Ono’s John Lennon inspired menswear debut looks like a Nathan Barley joke

Gerald Lynch Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News 2 Comments


We’re not sure what we should have expected from Yoko Ono’s debut menswear collection for Opening Ceremony, revealed today. But had we thought about it logically, it’d probably have been something as barmy as what she’s indeed delivered.

Featuring neon pink shades, arse-exposing mesh trousers and the sort of abstract cock-and-balls motif that’d make Alan Partridge blush, it’s like a fashion line torn straight from the script of a Nathan Barley episode.

Though “inspired” by her late great husband and former Beatle John Lennon, we can’t *Imagine* him walking about Liverpool wearing any of this. Having said that, some of these aren’t that far off of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger’s many crimes against fashion.

Scroll down to check out the collection, available from early December at Opening Ceremony’s Covent Garden store, 35 King Street, London WC2E 8JG

Yoko Ono - Opening Ceremony debut menswear collection

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Black bamboo jersey Eyelet Tank (approx £94), black spandex Lightbulb Bra (approx £156), black with silver chrome bell Bell Belt (approx £184), white wool with contrast colored black hand Hand Trouser (approx £209)

By Gerald Lynch | November 28th, 2012

  • Yoko Ono’s collection has indeed drawn more eyeballs than it Deserved! I’ll never wear such pants and transparent T-shirts in public but I guess these clothes can be excellently used in Halloween. What do you guys think? 🙂

  • It’s ghastly. Even as an art piece (which I’m sure Ono sees this as), it’s just garish and crass, and not particularly forward thinking. They’re the sort of clothes you’d see at a bad techno rave. That said, these designs stem from ideas she had back in the 1960s apparently, and they may well have seemed very progressive then. But it just doesn’t work in 2012.