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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