Olivier Theyskens's considerable talent for matching slouch with sleek was in full effect for Resort 2013. Among this season's standouts? A relaxed, cape-back jumpsuit with draped waist ties and a chiffon-sleeved minidress, the body of which was covered hem to hilt in sequins textured to shimmer like the skin of some exotic fish. While the details — a psychedelic oil-spill print here, a smattering of irridescent feathers there — lent a vaguely subversive spin, the palette of black, gray, and wine kept everything on the easy-wearing citified side. After all, "Resort is really about essentials that speak to modern life," the designer explained.
For Rochas's Fall 2012 collection, Marco Zanini culled inspiration from the midcentury ceramics of Swedish artist Wilhelm Kåge, highlighting a range of colorful suits and separates. While the focus was on ladylike dressing, Zanini injected a quirky touch into every look, pairing printed tights with boucle coats, patterned pencil skirts, and the geek chic glasses to match. Highlights included the well-tailored suits and skirts; the latter featured a range of full and form-fitting shapes. For gowns, Zanini created decadent voluminous gowns made out of thick washed silks — we can totally picture celeb style setters like Tilda Swinton wearing one of those creations on the red carpet. More details from the collection below.
- Trends: Printed suits, ladylike dressing.
- Colors: Blue, mustard yellow, purple, camel, lavender.
- Key Piece: The printed suit sets immediately caught our attention.
- Accessories: Printed tights, tribal necklaces, oxfords, shawl scarves, satchel bags.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave polished quirk, like front-row attendee Olivia Palermo, and Tilda Swinton.
>> Watery grid prints, shiny jacquards, and a dusky autumnal palette took center stage in Marco Zanini's Fall 2012 offering for Rochas. Silhouettes were buttoned-up, vaguely '60s, and tinged with a bit of librarian quirk — think twee ankle pants, double-breasted coats, printed tights, and Iris Apfel-esque glasses. Bouclé knits and a bit of fur added texture — and kept it all feeling luxe.
We've come to expect ultra-sleek basics and cool, artful takes on classic style from Theyskens' Theory — tonight, Olivier Theyskens did not disappoint with his Fall '12 collection. From gorgeously tailored jackets to sweaters that slouch in all the right places, to more refined ladylike, ethereal creations, it's a show filled with quite a few must-have items. Our full runway report is coming shortly, but click through now to see the Theyskens' Theory Fall '12 collection in its entirety.
Theyskens' Theory is known for cool, downtown looks, and the inspiration behind the Fall 2012 collection is unexpected... it's Grandma. Effortless hair floated down the runway thanks to a clever hair trick, and the makeup palette included warm bronze shades, taken from someone Granny might look to for beauty inspiration: the late Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli. On Annie: BCBG; hair by TRESemmé.
>> Olivier Theyskens has hit his stride at Theory. For Fall 2012, the designer worked just the right bit of darkness into the label's signature streamlined silhouettes. Whisper-sheer, trumpet-shaped skirts floated ethereally beneath sharp-cut blazers; and slouchy, wide-legged trousers paired effortlessly with leather, brocade, and knit. But best of all were the designer's signature gowns, which looked understated — and totally stunning — in sparkling sheers, structured taffetas, and printed silks.
Olivier Theyskens delivered loads of leather, sparkly boucle jackets, and all things cool for Theyskens' Theory's Fall 2012 collection. The designer told us the inspiration for his retro meets modern designs, and revealed that he doesn't get nervous before a big show! Watch our entire interview with the master of downtown cool right here. On Allison McNamara: H&M blouse.
>> See Olivier Theysken's second Theory collection, for Spring 2012. The predominantly black and white offering boasts white satin blazers and airy black slipdresses, but also includes nautical sequined tanks and nubby cobalt short-sleeved sweaters.
Whether you’re looking for trendsetting streetwear, office attire, or the perfect evening gown, Theyskens's Spring 2012 Theory collection has you covered. We got a chance to talk to the French designer after the show, where he told us about his cool-girl inspired looks and the key to dressing for your body type. From standout, iridescent pants to a slew of covetable jackets, this is one collection you don’t want to miss — so be sure to see the entire show here.