At a time when catwalk looks run the gamut from S&M harnesses, to cage-like muzzles, and all forms of weird hats and unwalkable shoes in between, it’s always refreshing to see a show that’s firmly routed in real life.
For his fall 2012 collection (as with past collections) for Theory, Olivier Theyskens clearly had a “real” girl in mind–she just happens to be insanely cool and well-dressed. Case in point: The boyish trousers, worn-in-looking t-shirts and badass leather jackets, would look right at home on uber-cool downtown girls (or on the designer himself).
There was plenty to love for the more conservative lady too: The full, knee-length skirts, cozy-looking sweaters and perfectly office-appropriate blazers and outwear will no doubt be a hit with women of all ages (and fashion tastes). And that’s really a testament to Theyskens’ talent as a designer: His collections always have a little bit of something for everyone–from the 20-something hipster to the more mature office-worker–without losing the designer’s unmistakable, super-cool aesthetic.