Olivier Theyskens the artistic director of Theory will be exiting Theory. The Belgian-born designer joined Theory in 2010 to design a capsule collection under the Theyskens’ Theory label. The following season he added design responsibility for Theory’s women’s, men’s and accessories collections. After showing Theyskens’ Theory on the runway for several seasons, the line was discontinued last November for pre-fall 2014. In February Theyskens presented Theory on the catwalk for fall 2014. The 37-yer old Theyskens plans to pursue other design projects, and his final collection for Theory will be pre-spring 2015.
“I am grateful for Olivier’s extraordinary contribution to Theory over the past three-and-a-half years, and I am particularly excited to see what he does next. While he has already accomplished so much, I am confident in the power of his artistic skill and believe his future will be very bright,” said Andrew Rosen, chief executive officer of Theory. Rosen said that after Theyken leaves the Theory studio will be led by the existing internal design teams who have years of solid experience and exceptional talent.
– Carol Calacci
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