Thursday, March 10, 2011

Theyskens' Theory SS 2011

Theyskens' Theory SS 2011
It’s not that I’m not enthused about Theyskens’ Theory. I love the runway presentation, the cool slouchy look to the clothes… But when it comes to the individual pieces there is a disconnect from the computer screen to my wallet. It’s not that I don’t like them…it’s either they’re not right for me (no back pockets on the trousers or blouses that are too low-cut and sheer) or I already have it. Let’s see: high waisted black skirt (check), black wax jeans (check), black trench (check), and let’s not get started on black blazers. Perhaps this is a sign of me being a smart shopper. I don’t like the idea of buying for the sake of buying. I don’t want to settle for a tee; there are pieces that are interesting but are far from my first choice. I’m attracted to the shoes and I’ve casually considered a black summer wedge, but I’ve grown quite accustomed to never spending over $200 on shoes. My ambivalence towards the clothes, won’t improve in Fall, as overall I did not like it, save for an olive and black captoe wedge and a completely sheer black dress (not for me).

So what will be my Theyskens' Theory piece? I’m still undecided…

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17 comments:

  1. I haven't been able to figure out my response to the collection. I think the black skirt you pictured is gorgeous, but really, none of the pieces fit my vibe. Maybe it's that I can't see a staple statement piece in there that would fit with what I have.

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  2. This collection looks like a lot of just beautifully designed and edgy basics, but it sounds like you've already covered that ground! Even so, the photos are just inspiring to look at.

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  3. Maybe the clothes have to be tried on to be appreciated. And if not this season, there's always the next?

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  4. That model is fucking stunning!

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  5. I think that the thing with this collection and The Row - it's all about basics you already have. You love collections but you won't buy a thing. But maybe next year or year after that when your basics had died from over wear you'll buy something :) Although me myself would rather choose COS as I can't justify to spend that much money on basics :)

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  6. I absolutely loved the presentation. But in practice, I'm not sure that the majority of the pieces would be worth buying, which is a shame. I just wish someone would give Olivier the backing to do a proper label.

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  7. lin: I just got off the phone with my local Theory. I'm shocked that she said they "have the whole line here." Definitely will go check it out!

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  8. i found some pieces interesting, but the pricing didnt seem appropriate to theory. am tempted to think it might be worth waiting for the sales!

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  9. son: I remember Theory saying the Theyskens would be slightly higher than their mainline, which makes me even less reluctant to settle. I still shop normal Theory on markdown. Thankfully, Theyskens didn't do fast fashion where things blow out in nano seconds. Hopefully some things will linger around for markdowns.

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  10. the clothing looks beautiful and i'm sure the quality is in keeping with the theory label, which is great. as you know, i own a lot of theory pieces, so i was really interested in seeing the theyskens line.

    these are definitely edgier but overall, perhaps not as "wearable" as regular theory tends to be. since you already have the basics, and the non-basics here are not suitable to your aesthetic, i'd pass. i'd definitely not get a tee- personally, i don't spend a lot of money on tees. james perse is my $$ limit for basic knits.
    however, since your local theory has this line, it's worth checking out. i can't tell you how many times i've written off something and changed my mind upon trying it on. i hope you'll report back on your findings! unfortunately for me, there's no theory boutique here.

    all that said, i'd be super tempted to go for those shoes.

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  11. I am in love with the platform pumps!!! I need them!

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  12. *****The Update*******
    TheyTheo really needs to be seen and felt in person. The materials have that soft, light-weight slouchy feel which is perfect for humidity. I tried on one of the suits just to get a feel for the sizing. The jacket’s shoulders were too broad for my narrow shoulders, but I expected that as I noticed an oversized shoulder on other online pictures.

    The fabric wedges were gorgeous; unfortunately, the fit wasn’t right for me. They felt narrow in the toe box yet my heel was slipping out of them. Even when sized down, I still walked out of them. I couldn’t keep going smaller, because the toe box gets smaller too. The high incline of the shoe causes my foot to slide forward. It happens to me in other shoes after hours of wear. I didn’t try on the strappy wedges to see if those made a difference, I preferred the look of the slip ons. I’m actually relieved to be honest!

    Ironically, a piece I liked was one of the tees! LOL! But too $teep for a tee plus but there’s not a vast price difference between it and the more interesting pieces. I’d reconsider if it’s around for markdowns.

    I had an epiphany on the drive home of which piece I should get. Somehow I don’t see the Juicy sweats wearing Boca-cians falling over themselves for it. ;P So if it’s still there when I decide to pull the trigger, I’ll know it was meant to be. Anyway, starting in the Fall, Olivier will take over as Theory’s overall creative director. I’m curious to see if TheyTheo will continue to run separately, as a more “directional” line, considering the company gave TheyTheo a joint storefront with Helmut Lang (under the same ownership) in NYC.

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  13. I'm not as enthusiastic about the collection as I thought I would be either - I'm not sure if I'll end up adding anything to my wardrobe. Just found your blog - loved your 10 essentials post as well <3

    www.featherfactor.com

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  14. I saw the collection in a Paris dept store and checked a few pieces but it was so expensive!

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  15. A nice presentation and I do like it but pretty doable on our own. It totally makes sense Helmut Lang and TheyTheo are joint ownership - the first thing I thought was, 'I bet it's overpriced and cheaply Made in China like Helmut Lang.' I always pic up Helmut Lang pieces in one of our local boutiques then put it back when I see the price, cheap label and cheap garment construction. American Apparel carries some sheer soft slinky oversized tees for $40. I'll go that route - with my scissors - if I need to.

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  16. I agree with you on this. I checked the collection out in Theory this weekend. I thought I would be scooping these pieces up but when I was at the store, nothing happened. I like them in concept and on the screen but the details aren't strike enough in person to pay the extra $$. There was a cute pointy toed flat that I liked but not enough. What's going on? I am bummed that I am not into the pieces more.

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