Olivier Theyskens Steps Down as Artistic Director of Theory

olivier theyskens photo Olivier Theyskens Steps Down as Artistic Director of Theory

Olivier Theyskens. Photo: Designer’s Instagram

Theyskens Leaves Theory–Olivier Theyskens has announced that he is exiting his role at Theory to pursue other projects. Theyskens started his career at Theory with his capsule collection in 2010 and remained with the brand as artistic director. CEO of Theory Andrew Rosen tells WWD, “I am grateful for Olivier’s extraordinary contribution to Theory over the past three and a half years and I am particularly excited to see what he does next. While he has already accomplished so much, I am confident in the power of his artistic skill and believe his future will be very bright.”

Theyskens also expressed his appreciation to Rosen and the brand and said, “It has been an amazing opportunity to work with Andrew and to benefit from his knowledge in this dynamic segment of fashion. I will always cherish our friendship.” The Belgian-born designer is said to “plan to pursue other projects” and his final collection for Theory will be pre-spring 2015.