Opening Ceremony and Aldo Product Services (APS) are joining forces. The duo announced a partnership, to expand the footwear category at Opening Ceremony.
Through this partnership, APS will work with the retailer on merchandising, development and production. Opening Ceremony will continue to spearhead the design. The first collection from this new duo will hit for spring and summer ’16.
“We think it’s revolutionary for the shoe business. It’s an approach we are very excited about given the shoes have consistently been a core part of our brand,” said Opening Ceremony’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, in a release. “Bringing together our design with Aldo, one of the industry’s smartest and largest shoe companies, is an innovation that we believe will lead to great things for both our companies.”
Moving forward, the companies plan to seek out new international partners and specialty boutiques.
“We feel there is a perfect alignment between Opening Ceremony’s design leadership and APS’s unmatched production capabilities. Opening Ceremony is without a doubt one of the most inspiring brands of our time, and its success is a true testament to Carol, Humberto and the incredible team they have built,” Nicholas Martire, VP of Aldo Product Services, said in a statement. “We couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership.”