Theyskens’ Theory mixes gold and goth
Posted by on February 14, 2012 | 2:31 pm EST

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Olivier Theyskens is always out to win the attention of cool, urban girls and he did just that in his Fall showing. However, he did inject a touch of adult refinement to the edgy lineup that could have possibly widened his already massive following. Forty-two looks swept the rugged runways, displaying the designer’s style aesthetic that is consistently grounded on street edge, realistic inspirations and daily basics.

As soon as the first look emerged, we were thrown into an endless parade of street-ready looks begging for a style photographer to capture. A fit leather jacket over a see-through gold-embellished top paired with slouchy black pants tucked into a pair of edgy boots started the show. From then on, the designer continued his affair with sophistication, delivering more glittering gold to the ensembles. A master of editing, he paired the detail with tough worn-out denim, imposing leather skirts and boyish shorts.

All that glimmer and grunge did not eclipse the designer’s excellent tailoring, as evident in his solid assembly of statement blazers, coats and other separates. Although the collection is dominated by boyish silhouettes and dark shades, the occasional slits, sheer and shorts offered an air of sultriness.

His evening looks did not disappoint, carrying a darkly ethereal feel. We particularly loved the gray mermaid-like dress that fluidly grazed the hardwood floor. It had an otherworldly appeal that surprisingly still adheres to his Fall concept. But perhaps none of the evening looks is more attached to this slant than the finale gown, a black polyester satin gown screaming with urban finesse.

Again, Theyskens played to his strength, rolling out wearable fashion that is both irresistibly attractive and intimidatingly covetable. We’re guessing that the people who flocked to see his show had nothing but these words in mind: uber cool.

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