Theyskens' Theory Pre-Fall 2013 | Pictures

Theyskens' Theory Pre-Fall 2013

Theyskens' Theory Pre-Fall 2013 | Pictures

Most designers don't try to reinvent the wheel with their Pre-Fall collections, but Olivier Theyskens isn't most designers. So even though he said he "wanted everything to feel really essential" in his most recent Theyskens' Theory collection, that sentiment didn't stop him from being a little forward thinking.

Take for example, the multifunctional pieces here, like a jacket and miniskirt that combine to look like a belted coat, or a white poplin shirt long enough to be worn as a dress. (Theyskens instead showed the shirt tucked into a white A-line skirt.)

Elsewhere, fine-tuned basics dominated, like a slim-sleeve raglan sweatshirt, a dress made of denim, and several pairs of trousers cropped at the ankle. A subtle tartan added a flair to a trench coat and some shirts. Otherwise, the only print was one inspired by one of the essential things that holds New York City together: scaffolding.

Photos courtesy of Theyskens' Theory.