Fashion lovers, brace yourselves—the Olivier Theyskens comeback is happening. The Belgian designer, who severed ties with sportswear label Theory back in 2014, has revealed that he is relaunching his eponymous label at Paris Fashion Week this fall. Known for ethereal, otherworldly designs at Theory, Nina Ricci, Rochas, and his namesake label, the 39-year-old is one of fashion’s most beloved designers. Over the years, Theyskens has amassed a loyal, A-list fan base that includes the likes of Madonna, Kirsten Dunst, and Nicole Kidman to name a few.
Theyskens founded his eponymous brand in 1997 after dropping out of the renowned visual arts and architecture school, the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de la Cambre in Brussels. To revive his self-funded label, the designer joined forces with LVMH veteran Maximiliano Nicolelli. The duo has been quietly rebuilding the brand over the last two years, adopting a slow and steady approach for the anticipated relaunch. Based in Paris, the House will unveil two ready-to-wear collections a year.
Theyskens’ return will certainly be one of the most talked about events on the Paris Fashion Week calendar—along with Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior debut, Pierpaolo Piccioli’s solo collection for Valentino, Anthony Vaccarello’s first appearance for Saint Laurent, and Bouchra Jarrar’s first collection as creative director at Lanvin. Watch this space.
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