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"...Theykens is from the 1980s generation, born in 1977, living as a teenage throughout the 80s. Now in his early forties, there has been of late (noted from runway shows from 2017 and 2018) and re-visiting of the 1980s for inspiration. As a member of that generation too, I can see why. It was, in a relatively short period of time, transformed straight into the digital world to what we have today. Via the internet, 'smart' phones and instant interconnectivity. The 1980s held a resonance of possibilities, pre the Internet, it was more of a closed in time, confined within cities. The insularity was not a negative, rather it galvanized the imagination - where the countless individuals, creative or otherwise were able to focus – rather than being easily distracted by social media and a duplication of news reports. Interestedly for Theyskens's Fall 2019 collection, he has noted Ridley Scott's 1982 'Blade Runner' as an influence, citing the outfits that Rachel (The 'Replicant', if you are not aware of the Blade Runner costumes) wore in the movie."
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