The Difference Between Theory and Theyskens' Theory
TEEN VOGUE - Hudson Hotel
Belgian born designer Olivier Theyskens started hiseponymous brand in 1997. His sharp design and cutting-edge vision quickly made him one of the most acclaimed and respected designers of his generation. In 2002, Olivier Theyskens was appointed Artistic Director of Rochas, a position he held for four years. He was awarded the title of Best International Designer by the CFDA in 2006, and that same year he took over the position of Artistic Director at Nina Ricci. In 2010, Olivier Theyskens and Andrew Rosen (founder and CEO of Theory) joined their complementary strengths and visionary approaches to contemporary fashion to create the Theyskens' Theory brand. In November of that year, Olivier Theyskens was appointed Artistic Director of the global Theory brand, as well as Head Designer of the Theyskens' Theory collections. These expansive roles have enabled him to explore a variety of design directions and creative expressions, as well as allowing him to offer a newpoint-of-view on modern fashion. Theyskens reveals the challenges and benefits of overseeing a variety of fashion brands as well as the valuable insights he has learned throughout his illustrious career.