BIG NEWS!! Former designer for Nina Ricci, Olivier Theysken, who was famous for reviving the house with modernized dramatic glamor, but later on parted ways with Nina Ricci on a sour note, has signed on to create a capsule collection for contemporary powerhouse, Theory.
Theory, one of the most popular contemporary brand focusing on sleek work clothes with sharp tailoring and simple palette, makes an interesting pairing with Theysken. Although he always delivered a fine mixture of elegance and coolness with dramatic shapes and lines (at least at Nina Ricci he did), his work is still quite a stretch from the simplicity and the sleekness of Theory. You can think of theory as a less abstract version of Jil Sander; someone who can only afford Theory will go on to wear Jil Sander when they make it in their respective field.
Anyhow, this is exciting news, Olivier Theysken is one of my favorite designer and I'm glad to see his work in a new setting.
Here's a couple looks of his work at Nina Ricci