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Looking at Olivier Theyskens’ collection, you would be mistaken for thinking he was inspired by the boardroom, in fact the Belgium designer insists he was inspired by the deep blue sea. The inky blue and black collection certainly rippled in the bright lights of the show space but that’s as far as the similarities went. Olivier opened the show with a double-breasted suit jacket, teamed with tapering trousers, that was elegant in its simplicity. Tailored daywear soon progressed into wide legged pleated trousers, boxy jackets and chunky knits to create a series of tough, masculine silhouettes. While head-to-toe leather ensembles – cropped jackets, worn with leather shirts and trousers added to the 80s power dressing air. Olivier cut his trademark long hair this summer, and the model’s lobbed off wavy bobs in many ways resembled his. It was a dark colour palette for spring, but with the weather we had in Europe this summer that’s not necessarily a bad thing!
Text: Holly Shackleton
Photography: Mitchell Sams
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