Coffees and nibbles at the ready, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen warmly greeting guests at the door, front row-only seats – these are all the little touches that make attending a show for The Row that much more personal and enjoyable. And then there are the clothes. To say they are chic is an understatement – their quiet simplicity and nonchalant elegance makes them stand the test of time yet somehow look relevant season after season.
This time around, the mostly monochrome line-up had a tomboy edge to it. Oversized white shirts were tucked into raw-hemmed jeans or ankle-grazing A-line skirts (which featured asymmetrical slits at the back for an unexpected twist) and military coats came tightly cinched at the waist with buckle belts (again, with buckles facing the back). Suiting, meanwhile, featured boxy, double-breasted blazers and hip-slung trousers. Each look was accompanied by sturdy lace-up boots.
Where the palette deviated from black and white it veered into ochre on a leather trench and a decisive red on a heavy satin coat and wide-leg trouser combo – another welcome touch courtesy of the diminutive design duo.