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No More Theory for Theyskens


The Top of The Standard Hosts The Unofficial CFDA Awards After PartyAfter four years at the helm of Theory, artistic director Olivier Theyskens is out. The Belgian-born designer, who was tapped by the contemporary megabrand’s CEO Andrew Rosen in 2010 and debuted his first Theyskens’ Theory collection for Fall 2011, will show his final designs for the brand for Pre-Spring 2015. While editors fell hard for his perfect flared pants and signature slim blazers, his namesake Theory line was discontinued when it didn’t sell well in stores. This past February, he showed under the main label.

“It has been an amazing opportunity to work with Andrew and to benefit from his knowledge in this dynamic segment of fashion,” Theyskens told WWD. The designer, who served as artistic director for Nina Ricci and creative director at Rochas (and famously first rose to fame when Madonna wore his dress to the Oscars back in the nineties), is reportedly set to work on new design projects. The details on his new endeavors have yet to be revealed.

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Shop The Look: Block Party


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Spring may not be right around the corner, but we’re hoping our shopping habits will send out some warm weather vibes. Color blocking was all over the Spring ’14 runways, seen on whisper-thin layers at Theyskens’ Theory to splashy neoprene at Tommy Hilfiger, and we can’t wait to wear it this season. Clashing, ultra-bright hues feel sculptural on simple shapes, and there’s no denying the effortless, throw-on-and-go possibilities of a color block sweatshirt or skirt. Even if you opt for a subtler approach–say, blingy earrings or a pair of standout shoes–the result is undoubtedly fun. Shop our favorite color block pieces from Nicholas Kirkwood, Stella McCartney, Kenzo, and more, below.

1. Stella McCartney color-block cashmere sweater, $1,040, available at

2. Kenzo “Kalifornia” color-block leather clutch, $250, available at

3. Nicholas Kirkwood snakeskin, suede, and patent leather platform sandals, $955, available at

4. Dannijo “Cruz” earrings, $260, available at

5. Ostwald Helgason green and mint double-face skirt, $735, available at

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Shop The Look: Tinsel Time


‘Tis the season of the holiday party. Naturally, that means you’ll need looks that are fun and festive. And what’s more festive than a splash of sequins? From now through January 1, you have our permission to overdose on sparkle, and some of our favorite designers, like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Comme des Garcons, and Sophia Webster, came up with shimmering winter wares that will serve you well this year and beyond. See our roundup below.

1. Theyskens’ Theory top, $747, available at
2. Rachel Antonoff dress, $523, available at
3. 3.1 Phillip Lim track pants, $1,500, available at
4. Sophia Webster sandals, $535, available at
5. Comme des Garcons pouch, $122, available at
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Theyskens’ Film Theory


Olivier Theyskens is putting the finishing touches on his pre-fall collection for Theyskens’ Theory, which he’ll show to the press this Friday. Today, we’re rewinding to Spring, debuting a behind-the-scenes video of the making of his September show. That’s a lot of seasons and dates to keep straight. If it makes your head spin, consider the designer and the people in the TT studios. Explaining the impetus behind the new clip, which was directed by his friend Olivier Bourdon, Theyskens said, “I was thinking it was good for people to see the seamstresses working. This was for me to show how amazing they are.”

The Nineties, Remixed


The nineties enjoyed a revival on the Spring runways, with designers drawing inspiration from two of the decade’s major fashion moments: the dawning era of the super-glam supermodel and the Seattle grunge scene.

On the glam side of the equation were the designers who channeled that iconic Peter Lindbergh shot of Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, et al., vamping around in leather jackets, motorcycle caps, miniskirts, and biker boots. Dean and Dan Caten directly referenced the image with their typically over-the-top lineup for DSquared². And you could see traces of those “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day” times at Balmain, where Olivier Rousteing brought back bold-shouldered power suits and supersize hoop earrings worthy of the Fly Girls. On the grunge side of the divide, Phillip Lim mashed up flannels, lace, and shredded khaki, and models stomped down the runway wearing stringy, Kurt Cobain wigs at Theyskens’ Theory. Grunge officially became a trend in Paris when Dries Van Noten elevated the look with plaids cut from featherweight organzas and mousselines.

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