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Brief Published: 15 Sep 2011

NYFW S/S 2012: Theyskens' Theory


Since Belgian fashion designer Olivier Theyskens launched the Theyskens’ Theory brand in 2010 in partnership with CEO of Theory Andrew Rosen, the label has gone from strength to strength, attracting a host of modern, female fans with its laid-back look. And the Spring/Summer 2012 collection doesn’t disappoint.

Relaxed silhouettes comprised of low-slung trousers, open knits and loose tailoring with flashes of disco-inspired metallics added a sense of urban luxury to the pared-down aesthetic. Utilitarian detailing such as mesh, parkas and camouflage trousers channeled the market’s current zest for grunge, while flippy A-line dresses, high hemlines and subtle sheer knits and blouses kept the general aesthetic feminine. A key denim styling note was the new double-waisted jean – cut high to the waist with a secondary slouching hip waistband.

Texture was key to the collection as Theyskens layered denim, leather, mesh, silk and sequins with eclectic yet wearable results. Shoes were either towering patent wedges or fierce black platform boots, giving even tomboyish silhouettes a sexy, grown-up edge.

New York Fashion Week concludes today, with London Fashion Week commencing tomorrow.

New York Fashion Week