Belgian born Olivier Theyskens has returned from his sabbatical with his new, highly anticipated collection for Theory. Launched last month online and in the stores, rumours of the collection preceded its arrival and it did not disappoint.
On the runway, the designer mixed floating soft skirts with oversize leather outerwear as he eased Theory away from their typically monochrome, structured palette.
Halfway between sulky statement oversize dressing and English country garden, other Theyskens’ additions included a dash of muted red and a nod to the 70s trend with models covered up in flares and polo necks.
The collection has hit the stores in the form of more wearable pieces in reliable shades of black, white and grey. Highlights include a super soft leather tuxedo jacket, Alexander Wang-esque luxe white tees, a cowl neck silk dress and a cotton waistcoat decorated with bent hammered metal coins and tulle fringing – all almost exclusively, classically, black and white.
If the popularity of this collection is anything to go by, it is fair to say Theyskens is back with a bang. We look forward to seeing what he will do next.