Theory

Fall 2019

 

For fall, one of his most compelling fabrics is a substantial moleskin in vibrant red that he cut into a generously proportioned parka and a lean pantsuit tailored along 1970s lines. The moleskin feels almost like velvet, but retains a sturdiness that gives it an everyday attitude. He used a lighter-weight workwear blue moleskin for a boxy button-down shirt and cropped skinny pants. All of the moleskin pieces are likely to become more interesting with wear and age. At the opposite, more polished end of the Fucci spectrum is silk crepe and tweed. The silk crepe he cut into a long, asymmetric neck dress worn over trousers, and the tweed he used for midi-skirts and a slightly a-line, sleeveless sheath. The Theory shopper is likely to be surprised by both materials and tempted by the tweed, a more substantial, versatile kind of fabric.

User-friendliness is essential to Theory’s DNA. This being a fall collection, Fucci showed a range of outerwear, from that moleskin parka to a double-face wool in traditional camel. The trapeze coat with a removable shearling collar seems most representative of his ethos: practical with a side of romance.

 

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Theory

Spring/ Summer 2019

 

Iconic style, made effortless. Lightweight construction. Innovative Finishes. The modern uniform, evovlved.

 

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Theory

Resort 2019

 

When Fucci thought beyond those essentials, he remained in a minimal state of mind, taking cues from the uniforms of nurses and sailors and finding inspiration in the wide open spaces of the Southwest. He said he recently took his first trip to New Mexico and Texas and was turned on by the desert palette. Those colors aside, these were spare, unadorned clothes; their selling points will be their silhouettes and those aforementioned fine materials. Of particular note: well draped dresses in silk cady, a crisp white cotton sailor’s pullover and a sturdy navy cotton aviator jacket lined in brown shearling, and an A-line skirt and snug zip-front jacket in crinkled leather. In keeping with the brand’s tailoring innovations, Fucci had an inventive idea of his own: an unlined blazer in charcoal gray the lightness of which rendered it more shirt than jacket.

 

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Theory

Spring Summer 2018

 

Like many designers from New York and further afield, Lisa Kulson made a pilgrimage to the Brooklyn Museum’s Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition before it closed in August. And like many collections this season, Theory’s was at least partially made in the great artist’s image. The influence was lightly handled, as is the norm here. If Kulson hadn’t mentioned it, the connection between O’Keeffe’s minimal white shirts and Theory’s would be hard to glean. That’s fitting for this maker of unshowy clothes. The point is, Kulson and her design team are well-versed in what’s trending in fashion and the larger culture, and their output reflects it in ways that work for Theory’s wide audience.

 

Beyond this season’s crisp white shirting, color is resonating, so Kulson and co. created some offbeat, unexpected mixes, like a Courrèges-y cropped jacket in burnt sienna worn with an A-line mini in mint, or the mint suede coat that was teamed with a maroon knit and blush pink shorts. Summer wedding–appropriate slip dresses also featured, but a more interesting proposition for evening was the navy crushed silk tunic and matching slim pants.

 

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