V Exclusive: Olivier Theyskens Debuts A Series of Elegant Essentials

V Exclusive: Olivier Theyskens Debuts A Series of Elegant Essentials

The Belgian visionary showcases his design superiority as he prepares to take the lead at Azzaro.

The Belgian visionary showcases his design superiority as he prepares to take the lead at Azzaro.

Belgian fashion designer Olivier Theyskens has several tenures already under his belt—after leading designs for Rochas, Nina Ricci and Theory—and now, the seasoned visionary is preparing for a new venture as creative director at Azzaro. In prelude to an entirely new creative endeavor, Theyskens proved his sartorial skills supreme with a signature collection of elevated essentials at his namesake label.

“I’ve always enjoyed designing for other fashion houses because it allows me to open creative boxes that I wouldn’t have necessarily thought to open for myself,” Theyskens said in a statement. “But I have my own point of view. For this collection, I wanted to start from scratch and revisit what initially guides me in my choices of materials and silhouettes. What you see here is almost like basics for me.”

Free from any one aesthetic, Theyskens liberally explores new textile and tailoring techniques with expertise. Explore his latest collection in a series of exclusive black and white images, lensed by CLAESSENS & DESCHAMPS, below.

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