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Runway Report: Theyskens' Theory is a Study in Texture

Olivier Theyskens makes clothes that girls wear. This collection made no effort in the fanciful and fun department, it was a practice in pairing down. It wasn’t bare bones though, Theyskens’ would never bore you. While the silhouettes were mostly simple there was a lot of thought put into to textures and fabrics, which unfortunately you can’t understand completely from a runway show. Take the first blazer for example, it appears to be a single button, peaked lapel blazer in a taupe tweed, but it’s also got a stiffness to it that makes one think that it may be a puffed cotton, and it very well may be. The other signature Theyskens’ statement here were the short skirts and the long jackets- yes like the ‘Cake’ song. Theyskens is a master of length and for the girl who likes to play with proportions this is her brand. The show was all about the new girls. We had experienced but still relatively new Janice Alida, and Elsa Sylvan, as well as a few of our hand picked fresh faces, Grace Hartzel and Asia Piwka. Theyskens’ is a step towards the big leagues for these girls.

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