Theory Fall 2019 - Runway Review
February 13, 2019
In less than a year, Francesco Fucci's imprint at Theory has been an indelible one. The collections have been elevated without sacrificing their sportswear appeal... offering a relatable storyline all the while maintaining its clean lines. For fall, Fucci referenced the bourgeois Italian family in the Italian film "Teorema" whose lives are disrupted by a visitor, as well as the concurrent student protests taking place in Europe in 1968.
Here, the clothes were unfussy, grown-up and mature, but not without the edgy appeal requisite of a modern day wardrobe. To wit, a robe coat was spliced to reveal its raw edges and its lapels cut large and strong. The deliberate cuts and twists to nearly every garment proposed a new way for clothes to be lived in. Cast in dusty shades of blue, yellow, gray and cream, the collection felt and looked rich. A tough leather jacket worn with wide-leg pants and a puff-sleeve silk turtleneck tucked into workwear trousers emphasized reality dressing at its best.