New York Fashion Week: The Row Autumn/Winter 15
Pure and simple
The Olsen sisters chose to show their Autumn/Winter 15 The Row offering at the Midtown Seagram Building, on an abandoned empty floor up on 35th level. "I think the space really says it all," said Mary-Kate Olsen, when in fact it said very little, which is perhaps was what she intended. Once the models flowed through the space, it became clear that this collection is all about simplicity.
A quiet and understated aesthetic pervades the silhouettes of this collection. Layers of flowing silk kimono coats float over loose fitting tailored trousers, and high neck knits were cinched with oriental wrap belts, in a rare expression of form fitting femininity. The colour-ways say very little, and comprise chiefly of chewing-gum off whites and neutrals, earthed by deeper brown, navy and black.
Seemingly designed to be worn in the boardroom, and to the zen spa simultaneously, it was observed that The Row Autumn/Winter 15 collection could dominate the wardrobes of powerful influencers of New York, London and Tokyo alike, yet it might not do so with an over expenditure of charisma. This is all about keeping it lean.