May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row presented their Spring 2015 collection in a fifth-floor warehouse space with filtered sun casting soft shards of light through skylights – one could imagine being transported back in time into the cloisters of an old monastery. The surroundings set the scene for a lineup that was as pure in silhouette as was the use of the natural raw silks. Sweeping A-line gowns, mid-calf lengths, exquisite long line tabards and swaths of fabric wrapped around the body creating soft volume at the hip or were used to gently wrap around shoulders – all breathtakingly beautifully and executed in calm, graceful lines. There was a cross between an Eastern artisanal look and a medieval prioress in this elegant, serene and unseemingly intricate presentation. – Lizzy Bowring
Silhouette: Monastic / Sweeping A-Line / Wrapped
Key items: Tabards / The white shirt / 3/4 length skirts / Slim leg trousers / Wide leg trousers / Strapless Trapeze gowns / Wrapped coats / Monastic gowns / Closureless coats / Wrapped tops / Long blouses / Pleated mid-length skirts / Sweeping A-line long shirts
Colour: Gold / Sepia tones / Cream / Sand / Black / Navy / White
Materials & knits: Raw silks / Cotton poplin / Organza / Braided fringing
Footwear: Flat sandals
Accessories: Cross body bags
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