Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week: Theyskens' Theory

2011 Fall New York Fashion Week: Theyskens' Theory

Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week: Theyskens' Theory

When you consider Olivier Theyskens ignited a thousand couture fantasies at Nina Ricci and Rochas, it's almost shocking to see so many pants, jeans, and — gulp — shorts in Theyskens' Theory. Clearly, Olivier is taking the everyday wearability of Theory to heart and trying to infuse it with touches of his own more romantic couture sensibilities. Those efforts resulted in looks that seemed tailored for women like Kate Moss or Alexa Chung. Denim shorts were layered over tights and worn with a long gray coat and pumps. In a '90s grunge reference, plaid shirts were worn open, either underneath blazers or over a slouchy tank and jeans. The collection shone most when Olivier went back — mostly — to his couture roots, showing a long jacquard skirt with a fur capelet, a belted leather jacket, duster coats, and a black lace dress. How many days until this hits stores?

  • Trends: '90s grunge, menswear, trousers, longer hemlines, minimalism, sheerness.
  • Colors: Black, white, red, light blue.
  • Key Looks: The fur capelet and jacquard skirt, the long duster coats.
  • Accessories: Wedge mary janes, velvet pumps.
  • Who Would Wear It: Sexy romantics, fashion-forward girls who love couture concepts at a lower price point.
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