Josephus Thimister's show invitation announced that
the designer was "back in action" after a six-month
Thimister celebrated by covering the floor of the
Bataclan music hall with white carnations, which were
promptly stomped on by rigid girls in
military-inspired trenchcoats, tight pencil skirts and
lace-up ankle booties. He then went on to experiment
with long fur skirts, leather coats with pointy
shoulders, rough-cut tops with little capes in the
back, putty leather suits and snakeskin jackets.
Thimister's main strength has always been his
self-assured sense of direction, but this collection
failed to present important new ideas. Still, it's
very welcome news that Thimister is once again in
business; hopefully by next season he will have
fully regained his stride.