Fashion Week

Neutral Ground at Theyskens’ Theory

Oversized sculptural shapes, exaggerated draping, monochromatic neutrals, sharp tailoring—Olivier Theyskens hit all the cutting-edge trends at his fall/winter 2013 show this afternoon, further cementing Theyskens’ Theory as a heavy hitter in the designer realm. But it was the textures that made this collection stand out: thick waffle-knit sweaters, roomy quilted overcoats, and dark sequins made for a chic, downtown vibe. Despite the daring silhouettes, each piece carried remarkable versatility, bolstered by a crisp palette of not-quite-white and not-quite-black.

Mary O’Regan