Olivier Theyskens Selects 4 Cool Girls to Model His Designs

Every girl wants to wear Theyskens’ Theory, but who does Olivier Theyskens really want to see wearing Theyskens’ Theory? To celebrate the in-store release of his line’s spring collection, Barneys New York asked the designer to select four girls from four different cities that best represent the effortlessly cool looks. 

His ladies of choice—Caroline Issa of London’s Tank Magazine; Emily Weiss of NY’s Into the Gloss (pictured), Parisian artist Yi Zhou, and LA singer (who actually lives in NY now) Sky Ferreira—recently participated in a Theysken’s Theory-clad, Olivier Theyskens-styled shoot for the legendary department store’s blog.

If you’re curious to know what he’s specifically looking for in a muse, the designer breaks it down: "I want them to be beautiful, sharp, sophisticated, clever, free and relaxed. The Theyskens’ Theory girl is ubiquitously cool and modern and it transcends through her clothes." See all the snaps and some Q&A action here.  

Resort 2013 Roundup: Printspiration, Metallics, More

Resort season has always been my favorite season for fashion because it’s that in-between stage when designers can unapologetically churn out a look that channels the love child of spring and fall. Think long-sleeved mini dresses, shorts with loose knits, slacks with tanks, lightweight suits, etc. And prints! Designers really get down with prints here. Case in point: these gratifying graphics by PreenMarc Jacobs and Suno. Read on for a few more trend takeaways.

Front Slits

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Obviously traumatized by Angelina Jolie’s right leg fiasco at the Oscars, NAHMA.L.C. and Reed Krakoff all took a subtler approach to skin-baring slits.

Jumpsuits

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From slithery silk onesies to sleeveless florals to what can only be described as "lab chic,"  Theyskens’ TheoryThakoon and Band of Outsiders all jumped on the jumpsuit train this season.

Metallica

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Perhaps in homage to the late and great Donna Summer, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors and Belstaff debuted disco-friendly looks that were heavy on the metals.

Photos: Style.com

#NYFW: Catching Up On the Shows from Sunday and Monday

On Sunday morning at NYFW, Victoria Beckham finally stopped sucking in her waist, and if you couldn’t exactly hear the collective release of breath, you could certainly sense it in the more relaxed lines of her creations. Despite borrowing a little tailoring from the boys, Beckham has held on to her well-earned reputation for femininity. The dresses were still present, the waist, for the most part, still accentuated. But it looked like you might be able to eat in them. 

Voluminous was one word to describe Delpozo, whose nipped in waists still flattered. Ethereal colors accentuated the confectionary nature of the clothes.

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Layers, layers, layers were the thing at Theyskens’ Theory. Short skirts over long, even basketball shorts over biker. The Theyskens’ girl would be ready for any venue or change in weather once leaving the house in these looks.

Derek Lam used highly textured fabrics colored by hand dying to create elegant and simple pieces that played on proportion and elevated classic American sportswear. Basket weaves and bonded mesh made even the simplest of cuts extremely interesting while keeping everything easy to wear – the ideal clothes to throw on effortlessly and still look amazing in.

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3.1 Phillip Lim played with rocks for spring, littering his runway with crunchy Himalayan sea salt, creating a new terrain for the Phillip Lim girl to wander. She navigated the topography in matching style, sporting references to geodes in embroidered sweaters and patterned skirts.

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One of the dreamier shows took place at Ashley and Mary-Kate Olson’s The Row, the woman of which was a traveler – she must have been someplace hot and crawling with bugs, for the sun protective sleeves and skirt lengths and veils hanging from wide brimmed and visor-ed hats. With delicate snakeskin, superfine leathers and flowing crinkled silk georgette, who wouldn’t want to be on vacation with The Row?

We’re five days in with three more to go. Keep checking back and don’t forget to visit http://motoxfashion.com/ for fashion week news.