The drama we've come to expect from Olivier Theyskens's Theory line was in full effect for Spring 2013. This time around, however, it was infused with something new: a slouchy, relaxed sort of mood. Pleat-front pants were cut roomy in the hip and thigh, while boxy jackets and tops had wide, heavily padded shoulders.
But it was a series of frosty-hued looks midway through that really showcased the designer's newfound sense of softness. With their gently cinched waists and rounded curves — and in delicate fabrics like honeycomb boucle, chiffon, and silk encrusted with pearls — they felt light as air and unexpectedly ethereal.