When something goes yoko it usually refers to something that is outside the box. Well, Yoko Ono has truly made that statement into a reality. Her new line of men’s clothing will debut at Opening Ceremony stores on Nov. 30, consisting of eighteen collection pieces of menswear according to news reports on Nov.28 from the Huffington Post and Racked on Nov. 21. These pieces were sketched by Yoko herself and given to John Lennon as a wedding gift in 1969. The line of clothing is called;”Fashions for Men”.
Yoko’s line of men’s clothing is a fashion statement like never before. She said she was inspired by her husband’s (John Lennon) “rockin’ bod” with the following statement.
“I was inspired to create ‘Fashions for Men’ amazed at how my man was looking so great. I felt it was a pity if we could not make clothes emphasizing his very sexy bod. So, I made this whole series with love for his hot bod and gave it to him as a wedding present. You can imagine how he went wild and fell in love with me even more.”
This collection without doubt will be an eye-opener for many. Others will think she went off the deep end. Here is a fashion statement that is truly amazing to see. But, can you imagine your man strutting around in any of these garments? Doubtful! Although, one never knows how these designs will actually pan out on the retail level.
The entire line has been priced out from as little as $75 to as much as $750 per item. That is pretty steep for many budgets with the country and many families struggling with the economic crunch. Name brands do draw attention to consumers and Yoko is a name everyone knows and will remember.
Included in the collection are items such as wool tailored blazers and trousers, jersey blazers and pants, mesh pullovers, two different styles of boots and something called the “lightbulb bra”. All of Ono’s drawing will also available in an annotated book for $35. In the book one will find not only the drawings and design ideas but also color suggestions and a bit of history of the creative process.
The Yoko Ono collection is said to have about 52 distinct pieces. The slide show attached includes a preview of some of the items that will be available.
What do you think of her new line of men’s clothing? Can you think of anyone you know that would wear these items? John Lennon may have loved her clothing line when it was designed but truth be told he never was seen in any such piece before. One can only wonder if he was still with us would he want to “strut his stuff” by wearing this type of clothing.
Do these styles rock your world or shock your world?
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