Hallelujah! Theyskens for Theory

Fresh from his critically acclaimed creative directorship at Nina Ricci, the news that the Belgian-born prince of Parisienne-punk glamour Olivier Theyskens is to design a capsule collection for Japanese-owned brand Theory caused somewhat of a stir on planet fashion last week.

Nina Ricci s/s 2009

Speaking to Style Bubble, Theyskens revealed his long-standing desire to make his first foray into the world of affordable (no…you are not hallucinating) fast-fashion. Sadly, (but predictably) he didn’t reveal much else so you’ll just have to bait your breath until s/s 2011 for the results…

Nina Ricci a/w 2009

Nina Ricci a/w 2009

Nina Ricci Spring 2008: Image from ‘The Other Side of the Picture

Famous for his otherworldly, often phantasmagorical creations: whimsical, airy romance in fly-away tulle; gravity defying candy-floss chiffon construction and exquisite Edwardiana are all regular features in his collections. And let’s not forget the gothic-fetishism of his sumptuous Nina Ricci swan song for Fall 2009 in which hard-edged ferocity met the tenebrous fragility of twilight for a magical moon-lit stroll. I think we can safely say expectations are going to be high

Nina Ricci Spring 2009: Image from ‘The Other Side of the Picture

Excited? I know I am!!!

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