Theykens’ Theory Inspired By New York Cool Girls For Spring

Olivier Theyskens, the Dutch designer who has spent most of his career working in Paris, took inspiration from his new hometown, New York City, when designing his collection for Theory this season.

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A look from Olivier Theyskens' Spring 2012 collection for Theory.
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Spring 2012 marks Olivier Theyksens' fourth season designing a collection for Theory.
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The designer, who for most of his career has worked out of Paris, drew from his new life in New York City for inspiration with this collection.
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The color palette of the collection included black, gray and several pops of blue.
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The collection has fast become a retail hit thanks to leather T-shirts and slouchy menswear blazers.
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Theyskens said backstage following the show that he wanted the collection to seem "unpretentious."
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He still innovated playing with jeans and jean shorts for instance -- giving them higher waists and slouchy fit off of the hip.
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He also played with materials, using a material that referenced bubble wrap to create this dress.
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Tweed jackets come with a special detail: The breast pockets have been shifted to below the armholes.
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Iridescent pants in the collection were standouts.
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This gown referenced a gown that Theyskens had created for Madonna in 1998 that set his career in motion.
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Theyskens, known for his eveningwear, closed Theory (traditionally known for its sports and work wear) with a trio of gowns including this one made of nylon gazaar.
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Theyskens is starting to dive into handbags and this season showed small cross-body bags on the runway.
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The shoes in the collection were sky-high platforms (seven inches high).
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Another pair of shoes from the Theyskens' Theory collection.
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