New York Fashion Week Coverage: Theyskens’ Theory Spring 2014 Collection

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If you prefer to think outside the box when it comes to style, you’ll find a pleasing arrangement of layered separates in Theyskens’ Theory’s collection for Spring/Summer 2014.

There exists a rare breed of women that have a way of coming up with brilliant and highly stylish ensembles just by layering together unexpected proportions and textures, thus turning a wardrobe full of standbys into new looks. This is a kind of styling technique that is inherent, not learned, honed by women with style senses so uncanny that they might as well be mutant. Oliver Theyskens brings that sort of effortless sensibility to his Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The recipe isn’t complicated and neither are the pieces in the collection, but, when mixed together, the results are fresh. The show kicks off to a somber start with moody reinforced corsets over slouchy blouses and layered shorts, vests cut like a samurai’s kamishimo, and long-sleeved maxi dresses that wouldn’t look out of place in an Amish enclave.

For SSS14, try slouch and comfort with fashion-forward layers from Theyskens’ Theory.

Layering is a focal point of the presentation, with blazers worn over tunics layered over dresses, calf-length skirts worn over ankle-length skirts, and cropped toppers worn over dresses paired with matching jersey trousers. These cool, tailored layered separates inject an effortless slouch into the menswear trend, and one of the looks that’s going to take off like a shot is the sheer trousers. They have a wooly-enough texture to come off as sophisticated, and it was a smart move on Theyskens’ part to update this trend. The latter half of the show is where the designer really embraces spring, with his palette transforming from neutral to cheerier shades of sherbet, cotton candy, and lemon, and the layers turning much lighter and airier by appearing in gauzy chiffon. For Spring/Summer 2014, try slouch and comfort with fashion-forward layers from Theyskens’ Theory.

Photos: Courtesy of GoRunway

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