The Row
By Jo Lynch

EDWARDIAN EASE New York: It is safe to say the twin sisters behind The Row have officially shed their “child star” reputations and become …

Feb 12, 2013
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EDWARDIAN EASE
New York: It is safe to say the twin sisters behind The Row have officially shed their “child star” reputations and become serious heavy hitters in the fashion industry. Again, the designers brought a cutting elegance to New York Fashion Week – a refined sensibility befitting of the Upper East Side home that staged the collection, yet one forward and relaxed enough for the denizens of hip several blocks south. The pair started with the stately figures of the Edwardian period, clad in their smart frock coats, starched button-ups and fancy jabots. Then seeped in the Japanese influences from their past few collections in the form of kimono-based wrapped blazers and low-slung obis. Finished off with fanciful ruffled kitten heels, the combination of slightly off proportions, mannish tailoring and stacked silhouettes was not unlike Celine’s Spring collection. However, the Olsens have an edge on the streetwear angle; ratty thermal onesies and slouchy cable-knit sweaters brought just enough irreverent charm to win over the cool kids.Nivara Xaykao

Silhouette: Tailored layering / Japanese-inspired cocooning

Color: Evergreen / Dark denim / Ivory / Wheat / Gold / Crimson

Key Items: Tailored capris / Frock coat / Thermal onesie / Boxy shirt-jacket / Pleated over-skirt / Foulard button-up / Tuxedo kimono / Guernsey sweater / Slit midi-tube / Slouchy pegged trousers / Jabot blouse / Strapless evening jumpsuit / Blanket cape / Boudoir gown

Materials: Silk foulard / Crepe de chine / Poor boy knit / Boiled wool / Leather / Persian lamb / Mink / Habotai / Duchesse satin / Cheongsam silks

Print + Pattern: Foulard geos / Cherry blossom jacquard

Details + Trim: Wide V-necks / Pearl strands / Mink trimming

Accessories + Footwear: Ruffled kitten-heeled mules / Vintage brooches / Low-slung obis

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