The Club Kids that ran riot on the streets of New York in the 90s have previously been called the last true subculture of the analogue age. Taking over the city’s clubs in their futuristic, surreal, and otherworldly DIY looks, their influence on fashion (not to mention pop culture in general) reverberates through the industry to this day.
Alongside the likes of James St. James, Michael Alig et al, at the centre of it all was Walt Cassidy (otherwise known as Waltpaper), who now collaborates on a line of Club Kid-inspired clothing with Opening Ceremony. As one of the scene’s most prominent figures, the artist and writer was introduced to the American clothing company by mutual friend Chloë Sevigny, who debuted her own collaboration with Opening Ceremony last month.
Drawing on the idiosyncratic style of the mid-00s and rooting it in today, the collection sees hoodies embossed with a young Cassidy’s face, lunch boxes emblazoned with a newly reimagined iteration of the Opening Ceremony logo, and tutu-styled skirts.