13 posts tagged "Theyskens’ Theory"
‘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 www.matchesfashion.com
2. Rachel Antonoff dress, $523, available at www.lesnouvelles.com
3. 3.1 Phillip Lim track pants, $1,500, available at www.blueandcream.com
4. Sophia Webster sandals, $535, available at www.netaporter.com
5. Comme des Garcons pouch, $122, available at www.saksfifthavenue.com
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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 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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As of late, it’s been the bright colors and wild prints dominating the street-style photos. But there is also a plus side to keeping things simple. Case in point? Emmanuelle Alt and her entourage of editors, all of whom wore head-to-toe black (with a hint of white) while walking through the Tuileries in Paris. Get their effortlessly chic look with minimal essentials from Valentino, Theyskens’ Theory, and more.
From top left to right: Calvin Klein Collection sweater, $750, available at www.netaporter.com; Mulberry belt, $435, available at www.netaporter.com; Theyskens’ Theory pant, $325, available at www.farfetch.com; Valentino pump, $1,395, available at www.neimanmarcus.com.
In the leadup to New York fashion week, designers go through hundreds of behind-the-scenes preparations to arrive at the completed show. This NYFW, we’ve sweet-talked a few of them into giving us an exclusive peek behind the curtain as they cast, score, style, and ready their presentations. Up next: Olivier Theyskens.
“Finalizing one of the beaded numbers in the collection.”
“I was feeling inspired by the deep sea so it’s a lot of black and navy this time around.”
“Making a few last edits.”
“You’ll be seeing some suits on the runway again today, that’s for sure.”