Theyskens’ Theory

20.10.2011 | Blog , Fashion , Twin Life | BY:

Having co-hosted our Issue V LFW launch, Theory creative director-extraordinaire Olivier Theyskens is the focus of Tom Allen’s beautifully-directed black and white film for Twin.

It’s an intimate and lasting insight into his much-adored and critically-acclaimed work for the New York brand. With conversation ranging from his interpretation of style to the influence of art on his designs, Olivier also touched on his long-standing love of New York- as youthful aspiration, creative melting pot and, most recently, home. Having lived there for the past year, his S/S ’12 collection with Theyskens’ Theory was a love letter to the essence of effortless downtown style. Rendered in a romantic, urban palette that could have been lifted from the photos which adorned his childhood bedroom, and embodied by a succession of utterly wearable, highly desirable pieces, there is no doubt that Olivier’s vision of contemporary femininity will continue to capture hearts and minds everywhere.

Watch the film and read his story in his own words as part of Twin Issue V.

Words by Rosie Gist

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Twin Issue V

01.09.2011 | Blog , Twin Book | BY:

Get back to nature. Twin’s cover debut comes in the form of rebellious blonde Agyness Deyn. The northern star turned LA woman tells Twin about outdoor living California style. In Meet the Misfits, New York photographer Danielle Levitt heads to the sticks to shoot the American teens whose alternative looks prove that the kids aren’t always what they seem. Face of feminism Marsha Rowe talks to Twin about starting Britain’s most influential women’s magazine, Spare Rib and why it is important for women to go back to nature. While musician in the making Pixie Geldoff takes a trip to the English countryside with photographer Niall O’Brien in On the Road. Immerse yourself in Twin’s nature issue.

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Heart of Darkness

09.02.2010 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

Have you ever wondered what links Gareth Pugh’s PVC and Chanel’s LBD?

Black is the answer according to a new exhibition at the MoMu in Antwerp, that explores the history of its changing role in the way we dress. From Beatniks to Goths, subcultures have long embraced the dark side of dressing, and ‘BLACK – Masters of Black in Fashion and Costume’ reveals how the darkest of hues has captured the fashion mood for centuries.

The exhibition cuts a swathe through fashion’s dark past – from Sixteenth Century aristocrats, through to Rei Kawakubo’s avant-garde designs for Comme des Garçons in the Eighties – and encompassing female emancipation in the Twenties – thank you Coco!

Kaat Debo, director of the MoMu says: “In the Sixteenth Century Antwerp became one of the important centres for dyeing fabrics black, therefore, the city has a historic connection to the colour.”

With silhouettes on show from Belgian’s Ann Demeulemeester and Olivier Theyskens it’s clear that in Antwerp black’s not back – it never went away.

‘BLACK – Masters of Black in Fashion and Costume’ runs from March 25th until August 8th 2010, at MoMu – Fashion Museum in Antwerp.
www.momu.be/en

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