Thimister Returns

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.



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2 responses to “Thimister Returns

  1. couture paris

    I loved your article and am sooooooo excited for Thimisters Fashion Show on Jan 24 at 7pm @ Palais de Tokyo In Paris. He is such a creative designer with so much to offer to the fashion world. I cant wait to see the photos.

  2. Kat

    Thanks so much for your images from the 1998 collection. I have been looking for information on it EVERYWHERE!

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