NEW YORK — Olivier Theyskens, artistic director of Theory, is parting ways with the contemporary sportswear brand.
The Belgian-born designer joined Theory in 2010 to design a capsule collection under the Theyskens’ Theory label, which he introduced on the runway for fall 2011.The following season he added design responsibility for Theory’s women’s, men’s and accessories collections. After showing Theyskens’ Theory on the runway for several seasons, the line was discontinued last November for pre-fall 2014, and in February, Theyskens presented Theory on the catwalk for fall 2014.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"