Theory FW2015 Women’s collection inspiration comes with an eye towards the cool, minimal ease of the SS2015 collection and continues to build on Theory’s sophisticated, contemporary sportswear foundation. Long and lean silhouettes, luxurious yet modern fabrications, feminine/masculine juxtapositions and tonal color approach achieve a sense of composure. A subtle edge and eclecticism punctuate the collection, inspired in part by the iconic silhouettes and graphic color palette of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Neutral tones of grey, camel, winter white and rich black alternate with notes of cherrywood, persimmon, jasper violet, earthy brown and navy.
Theory’s signature tailoring emphasizes tactility and comfort through a compelling mix of luxurious textures: double-faced wool and cashmere, featherweight knits, sumptuous shearling, printed calfskin, knitted fox fur, lacquer leather, all-season matte jersey and felted wool. Throughout, a spirit of innovation pervades in advanced fabrications: knits treated like wovens; silk bonded and fused to give structure; heavy-gauge knits made to feel airy through the use of loftier yarns; twills given a sense of gravity through an elegant drape; new bi-stretch wools used in travel-friendly suits to retain shape.
To create an elongated silhouette, the season sees sophisticated new lengths alongside cropped proportions. Midi-length skirts and dresses, maxi coats and cardigans and high waisted trousers alternate with skinny cropped pants and shorter A-line dresses, while tunics layered over pants become the new way to wear a suit this season. Refined and effortless, FW2015 celebrates and enhances the poised urban sophisticate.
The FW2015 Men’s collection evolves Theory’s modern building blocks, fusing functionality with an elevated aesthetic to support the practical demands of the week from morning to night. Innovative fabrics, functional details and sharp silhouettes create a luxurious, versatile wardrobe designed for the modern traveler. Ergonomic construction adapts to the needs of the wearer, with familiar silhouettes updated using travel-ready technical fabrics. A neutral palette facilitates easy, head-to-toe tonal dressing.
Paintings and drawings by 20th-century artist Josef Albers, known for his use of geometric shapes and monochromatic color palette, inspired the collection’s clean, minimal aesthetic. Carefully considered details reinvent iconic sportswear items, such as a jean jacket silhouette with minimized pockets, or polo shirts newly refined in fine-gauge wool. Outerwear is key, from elegant double-faced cashmere topcoats to all-purpose textured nylon down parkas. Tailoring this season emphasizes elegant fabrics from premium Italian mills, with a subtle refinement of fit.
A continuation of the timeless, beautifully crafted styles introduced for Spring Summer, the new collection of footwear and handbags features a diverse range rendered in luxurious materials sourced from Italy and Germany. A fully expanded line of footwear includes classic styles updated using printed haircalf, crinkle patent leather and suede and leather in rich new shades are used in sophisticated slides, ‘60s-inspired knee-high boots, ankle boots and classic loafers. Hidden platforms on ankle boots and a high-heeled loafer keep designs clean and minimal.
New handbag styles, a zip top shoulder bag, a foldover clutch with tasseled zippers, a lizard-embossed evening envelope are crafted in sumptuous materials including patchwork pony, soft pebbled leather, houndstooth-printed haircalf and wool. Emphasizing comfort and sophistication, the Fall Winter collection effortlessly accents Theory’s modern urban uniform.
Theory also unveils its FW2015 campaign, a renewed collaboration with photographer David Sims featuring Natalia Vodianova and Clement Chabernaud. Sims captures Theory’s collection of refined sartorial expressions to evoke a vision of urban sophistication defined by optimism, warmth and ease. In keeping with the label’s continually evolving ethos, Theory’s FW2015 collection explores softer silhouettes and more indulgent fabrications. The campaign’s depiction of essential wool suiting, luxurious knitwear and tweed underscores Theory’s versatility and modernity.