Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Sad Day for Fashion: House of Rochas to Close

Yes, indeed. Reuters reports that Rochas will cease to exist as of this fall. CLICK

It turns out that Procter & Gamble, the epitomy of disposable cheap crap, actually owns Rochas. It happened by default, when they acquired the entire house while pursuing its fragrance business. This fact of course was carefully kept under the covers all this time, so as not to turn off the rich customers (who wants to associate themselves with P&G while buying a $3k suit?). The house's Belgian designer, Olivier Theyskens, who is in my opinion one of the best womenswear designers at the moment, will find himself unemployed, hopefully not for long. I would like him to go back and do his own line that would consist of Haute Couture and a small ready-to-wear to support it, sort of the way Ann Valerie Hash does. I see other people wanting him to go to Chloe, but I think he's to good for it.

Where would you like to see him?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It definitely bothers me to hear this, as his dresses for Rochas were some of the most beautiful dresses to come out of Paris, sometimes moreso than those shown during couture week (mainly: KL @ Chanel).

But, Theyskens is a TRUE TALENT, and with talent like that, you simply cannot keep down. It may mean the end of Rochas, but we certainly havent seen the last of Olivier himself :)

Signed: fellow tfs-er

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes indeed he's one of the very few talents in fashion, maybe he should consult Viktor& Rolf on 'how to make yourself bigger than you are'.., but in the case of would mean ...just the real truth......his talent is bigger than he is recognised for.

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