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THEYSKENS’ THEORY WOMEN’S SPRING/SUMMER 2013 – NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Posted on September 23, 2012

Not all girls have to be sugar, spice and all things nice for spring, ya know…

Check out the images from the Theykens’ Theory Spring/Summer 2013 womenswear show at New York Fashion Week, with some of my key notes on colours and influences below.

Olivier Theyskens cited the “deep sea” as inspiration behind this urban and romantically dark 80’s inspired collection. But unlike the feminine and fairytale approach taken by Monique Lhullier, Theyskens went far deeper, right into the murky depths of the ocean where mermaids fear. The colour palette ranged from black and white to cloud, steel blue, navy and ivory, while the primary focus was predominately on the 80s looking “grunge girl”, with oversized shoulders on blazers paired with slim trousers, loose and boxy knitted tops and dresses that were mixed with synthetic elements to achieve a “shimmering” look, a cropped leather jacket paired with steel blue, loose leather trousers and a fitted leather shirt, voluminous capes,  elongated blazers with oversized outerwear coupled with high waisted trousers, while the big shouldered evening dresses that were cinched just above the waist but bellowed out at the hips retained the overall angular and tailored theme of the collection.

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