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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.”
Brazilian beauty Martha Streck is one of those models who make stellar street-style look effortless, and her off-duty leather-shorts-with-heels getup during the Couture shows is just another sartorial hit to add to her roster. Streck paired a loose-fitting striped sweatshirt with a quilted Chanel bag and nude heels, along with post-show smoky eyes and a gorgeous smile. The smile may be all hers, but you can replicate the outfit with the essentials below.
From top left to right: J.Crew Collection cashmere sweatshirt, $228, available at www.jcrew.com; Chanel Vintage bag, $3,298, available at www.farfetch.com; Theyskens’ Theory leather shorts, $295, available at www.net-a-porter.com; Balenciaga sandal. $795, available at www.barneys.com.
What’s not to like about model Lea T‘s off-duty get-up? Lea’s street-style look serves as a reminder that a basic leather miniskirt can be the perfect transition piece. And with New York fashion week just a little over a month away, you can never have too many of those in your wardrobe. The catwalker paired her easy-to-wear leather skirt with an iconic Givenchy Rottweiler T-shirt from the Fall 2011 menswear collection and knee-high boots from the pre-Fall range (which are almost completely sold out at Barneys and Net-a-Porter). Here, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite leather numbers to get her look now.
From top left to right: T by Alexander Wang miniskirt, $425, available at www.shopbop.com; Milly “Delphine” skirt, $495, available at www.bloomindales.com; Theyskens’ Theory textured-leather skirt, $635, available at www.net-a-porter.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim zip skirt, $695, available at www.lagarconne.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 a peek behind the curtain as they cast, score, style, and ready their presentations. Here, Olivier Theyskens gives Style.com the backstory on the Theyskens’ Theory collection he unveiled in New York this afternoon.
“We are the day before the show…collection boards with pin symbols: The moon means ‘style only for the show,’ the green hearts mean ‘good style for sales,’ and the orange sun means ‘good for both!’”
“This dress is beautiful but I didn’t keep it for the show because I thought this black velvet was too dramatic. I love that there is access to deep pockets behind zippers.”
“My finale dress doesn’t need a hanger to stand on its own. It’s made out of an outrageously thick polyester satin that is so modern.”
“I had a crush for the first time of my life on fox fur. I promise I will not do it again for a while…”
“Olivia came from Sweden to help me prepare the looks of the show. She’s the sweetest girl in the world.”
The Fall collections, believe it or not, start five weeks from today. Re-acclimating to the office after a long holiday break, we took a closer look at the pre-fall presentations in order to make some educated guesses about what we’ll be seeing on next month’s runways. First up is green for evening. If influencers like Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler have their way, the upcoming shows—not to mention the Oscars—will be emerald city. Another major story is the revived focus on the waist. Everyone from Michael Kors and Donna Karan to newcomer Sofia Sizzi of Giulietta cinched looks with wide belts to create hourglass silhouettes—typically strong sellers for retailers. On the more relaxed side, downtown labels including Rag & Bone and Theyskens’ Theory are making a case for ultra-wide-leg trousers. Fall’s answer to the maxi skirt? Could be. And let’s not forget about outerwear. Given all the toggle coats we’ve seen from Burberry Prorsum, Narciso Rodriguez, and Versace, we predict the duffel will replace the parka as the fashion troops’ must-have jacket.
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