Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen created The Row in 2007 with the intention of developing the perfect tee shirt. Fast-forward four years and the line has become one of the most anticipated collections of the New York fashion calendar. This season the twins were inspired by artist Nick Cave’s Soundsuits and the country of Tibet. A delicate palette of white, offset by a hints mint and peach, set the tone for a quietly beautiful offering of Zen-like tunics, robes and dresses. Tibetan fastenings appeared on unstructured jackets while finely-tasseled silk knits added texture to otherwise minimal looks. Sheer trousers and dresses were layered to achieve the illusion of volume. A double-faced silk tuxedo illustrated the couture-like workmanship that The Row has come to be recognized for. The Nick Cave influence was subtle, manifesting in things like the silence of the auditorium contrasted against the rustle of shell buttons on an elongated tunic. The closing look, an intricately-beaded kimono dress, charmed everyone in the audience. The collection skewed older than we are used to seeing from The Row, but that may be inevitable given the high prices this collection commands. – Shine Anthony-Dharan
Silhouette: Relaxed / Waist-nipped / Flowy
Color: White / Mist / Sky / Silver / Seafoam
Key Items: Wide cut pants / Wrap skirts / Kimono dresses
Materials: Silk crepe / Satin / Cashmere / Silk knits
Details + Trim: Drawstrings / Transparency / Elasticized waists / Ruffles / Shell buttons / Tassels / Beading
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