Belgian born designer Olivier Theyskens started his eponymous brand in 1997. His sharp design and cutting-edge vision quickly made him one of the most acclaimed and respected designers of his generation.
In 2002, Olivier Theyskens was appointed Artistic Director of Rochas, a position he held for four years. He was awarded the title of Best International Designer by the CFDA in 2006, and that same year he took over the position of Artistic Director at Nina Ricci.
Theyskens’ unique aesthetic was captured in a personal art book project, The Other Side of the Picture (ed. Assouline). Published in 2009, the book is an anthology of images that offer an intimate insight into Theyskens’ work throughout the years.
In 2010, Olivier Theyskens and Andrew Rosen (founder and co-CEO of Theory) joined their complementary strengths and visionary approaches to contemporary fashion to create the Theyskens’ Theory brand.
In November of that year, Olivier Theyskens was appointed Artistic Director of the global Theory brand, as well as Head Designer of the Theyskens’ Theory collections. These expansive roles have enabled him to explore a variety of design directions and creative expressions, as well as allowing him to offer a new point-of-view on modern fashion.
Image by: Julien Claessens