Josephus Thimister, 1998
Josephus Thimister, 1999
He had almost been written off as fashion causality. Josephus Thimister, the promising designer and former director for Balenciaga (just before Nicholas), had shown under his own name for a just a few seasons before he vanished from the scene. He reemerged for a short stint with Charles Jourdan (shoes) only to recede and disappear altogether.
Almost a decade later, Thimister is making a comeback. The designer was invited to present his collection by The French Couture Federation as a guest, an initiative by the institution to promote younger and lesser known talents on the international stage and promote French couture. His collection will be shown in January along side the other couture collections. We here at Nueve Musas will be heavily anticipating his return.
Thimister flexes his ability to foresee the future, showing in 2001 the now ubiquitous shoulder several years before Martin Margiela and Nicholas Ghesquiere would reintroduce the silhouette into the contemporary vernacular.