theyskens' theory pre-fall 2011, available exclusively at oak bond st.

The girls at Oak Bond St. took a few pictures of the awesome new Theyskens Theory Pre-Fall Collection. We’re carrying Theykskens Theory exclusively at our Bond St. location this season, so drop on by and check it out for yourself.

Theyskens’ Theory is a collection by Belgian designer Olivier Theyskens, incorporating the daring vision that has made Theyskens one of the most acclaimed designers of his generation, and the chic, sophisticated sensibility that makes Theory a wardrobe staple for fashionable women everywhere. Full of fluid, romantic pieces with Theory’s signature quality tailoring and clean silhouettes, Theyskens’ Theory is ubiquitous cool for individual style.

For the second Theyskens’ Theory collection, Olivier Theyskens pursued the initial concept of combining Theory’s core values with his point of view as a contemporary designer, capturing different moods, combining androgynous tailoring with feminine touches, identifying a relaxed elegance.

For Fall / Winter 2011-2012, the collection offers an urban look infusing revisited Japanese references, abstract prints and contrasted silhouettes.

The collection refers to key Japanese style elements with a new approach to the construction of the traditional Kimono for coats and jackets, the sophistication of high waist tie-belts, the composition of panels and glossy shiny fabrics reminiscent of the silks used in Geisha attires.

Another key element of the collection is the abstracts prints. By superimposing blueprints of Cathedral plans and Mies Van der Rohe architecture projects, the prints suggest an abstract plaid effect, which are enhanced by layering them with “vaporized” leopard. The evening gowns also propose hand-embroidered lace resembling vines and the knits are composed of irregular jacquard.

The silhouettes confer various contrasts: mini shorts with floor length overcoats, thick knits with light chiffon, rustic feel material (tulle ballerina dresses and skirts, natural linens, tweeds) with supple touch fabrics (silks, goat skins and soft cotton). The cool vintage looks contrast with the glamorous evening gowns inspired by the work of Helmut Newton.

The colors are off-tone, subtle, deep and matte.

The Fall / Winter 2011-2012 collection corroborates the Theyskens’ Theory signature: the cool urban allure with a complete wardrobe for all the moments of the day (and night) and a sharp, yet romantic attitude.

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ld tuttle a/w 2011: monolithus – directed by zen sekizawa