Oliver Theyskens knows how to deliver the best of both worlds. The Theyskens' Theory show today in a sundrenched loft in West Chelsea was a stellar combination of the Belgian designer 's daring design ideas coupled with the reliable, wearable mindset that has always defined Theory.
Merge the two, and the end result is a whirl of a collection that is both romantic and sexy, showstopping yet street-friendly.
The splash of flouncy, above-the-knee skirts, micro shorts, and mini dresses added a fresh mix to the overall long and languid look of the collection, which featured tons of black and grey with an occasional pop of pink or plum.
Theyskens created a handful of fall must-haves=97voluminous trousers and corduroy pants, comfy cable knits, silk dresses, floor-skimming overcoats, loose anoraks, and a lovely black mini cocktail dress with a scoop back=97sure to be essentials for the season. Other pieces, like a long, black bubble gown, completely sheer dresses and skin-tight leather mini shorts assured the audience that Theyskens' courageous vision will never be compromised.
As the looks came down the runway alongside a who's who of editors, including The Daily Telegraph's Hilary Alexander and Harper's Bazaar's Glenda Bailey, we could hear the occasional gasp of delight. Valentine's Day or not, love was in the air.