All-American Cool: Opening Ceremony Taps Pendleton For Latest Collaboration

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, co-owners of Opening Ceremony, sure know how to grab our attention (and the money straight out of our wallets). Just as we named heritage brands and classic American dressing as our obsessions for 2009, the boutique has announced a collaboration with Pendleton, who we all know and love for their perfect flannels and functional utilitarian wear. Now the hundred-year-old brand gets a modern spin with 23 updated men's and women's pieces, including Navajo blankets refashioned as bell skirts and patchwork plaid shirts with contrasting color sleeves. The line hits stores in August, and everything is made in the U.S.A., so you can support the homeland and look good doing it. (WWD)