I had been trying to figure out what Olivier Theyskens collaboration with Theory would look like ever since it was announced a while back. As Theyskens was involved, I knew it was going to be great but I don't think was ready for just how GREAT it was going to be. The razor-sharp proportions and secret sex appeal are unmistakeably his. Maxi skirts keep popping up in the runways and whether it's loose and hip-slung or fitted and with a fishtail hem, Olivier proves that the new length can be bolder and sexier than its barely-there counterparts. The focus here seems to be on the bottom, with relaxed tanks and basic knits complimenting wide leg trousers, silky harem pants and super-skinny cropped pants. My "fallwitchyvibez" alarm went way over the edge at the sight of these images, which of course means that Olivier and I are kindred spirits (just run with it, k?). In the end the clothes are very Olivier and very Parisian. but if you look closely you can see the New York City edge in its interpretation of modern minimalism.
After wearing super skinny jeans for the past decade I think I am ready to try the wide leg trouser. I will probably start the search at Theory, but with jackets in the price range of $600, I am not entirely sure that these would be able to come home with me just yet. You can't ever beat a slouchy tomboy look man, you just can't.
If wide trousers are not your cup of tea then no worries because there's something for everyone! I think the quasi-harem pants feel very NOW but they are also timeless. The gray and mauve palette is straight out of his Fall 2008 collection for Nina Ricci.
Who knew a fishtail skirt could be worn casually AND seductively? Olivier, that's who.