An Obi Collection for OPENING CEREMONY

In 2002, I developed an Obi Collection with my friend Liz Elert, who at the time was the VP- of Product Development at the Gap Inc. It was done with Liz’s vintage fabric colletion. We spend some evenings sewing, talking and drinking Sancerre wine… those were really therapeutic and happy times…

Back in the day, when Liz was VP- of Visual Merchandising at Old Navy, she hired a recent graduate from UC Berkeley to work with her, who happened to be Humberto Leon, the founder of OPENING CEREMONY. So coming full circle we sold the Obi Collection at OC the first year it was open.

Looking back, we had no idea we had developed an ethical collection! I guess (and without any pretention) we were ahead of times…

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