Theory Project: The User’s Guide

Lucas Ossendrijver’s fall collection for Theory Project offers unexpected depth and dimension. Here he walks us through the eye-catching details and functional aspects of this season’s highlights—all paired back to Theory Wardrobe staples.

The Reversible Bomber

“Cropped with a dropped shoulder, this bomber is made with sleek recycled poly on one side and on the reverse, a brushed wool body and quilted satin sleeves. I love that the colors don’t match perfectly—it adds a layer of richness. This way you can wear it with a more formal look, but also with neutral separates.”

The Adjustable Wool Gabardine Pant

“You can wear this pant in two ways because of the adjustable waist tabs—fasten the outside button for a low-slung, menswear-inspired fit or use the inner button for a higher, more dressy look. I like that the fabric is elevated, but you can adapt the fit to be more casual or polished."

The Pleated Crinkle Twill Skirt

“This piece is all about movement. It’s the kind of skirt you wear when you want to stand out. It was developed with a two-tone elastic waistband that’s detailed with exposed stitching and a lip. These details make it a little more special.”

The Wool-Viscose Combo Dress

“This ballerina neckline dress is designed with a knit merino wool body. The direction of the stitch changes at the waist for a flattering look. The viscose skirt is ruched, folded back, and stitched on with a lip for a 3D look and elegant movement.”

The Silk-Wool Combo Sweater

“We added a bias-cut layer of silk underneath the hemline of this chunky merino wool sweater to suggest there’s a shirt underneath. It makes this piece more visually interesting whether you’re dressing it up with a skirt or wearing it with jeans.”

Theory Project Fall 2023