The Pre-Fall collections were yet to impress, that is until now with the work of Olivier Theyskens’ Theory is now Theory - It’s a paring down in name, but a paring down in effect, too. Under the new Theory banner Theyskens has restrained some of the more high-fashion, Theyskens said. “It is core, after all, on which Theory was founded: first, great pants, then great basics overall”.
The palette remained Belgian somber—black, white, oyster, gray—and the emphasis was on styling, but not to a fault. (Theyskens showed most looks with oversized Margiela-style belts, but took care to emphasize that they’d work just as well without.)