It can be a struggle to find words that adequately describe the clothes Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen design for The Row without underselling them. The old proverb “still waters run deep” applies, particularly for their beautiful resort collection, where the aesthetic was as calm and clean as it has ever been, based on classics but with the subtlest artisanal touches to give the depth of handcrafted luxury. There were chunky, hand-done cable-knit sweaters and the perfect cropped ivory pants. Takes on traditional trenches came in fawn-colored suede, unlined linen and stripped mink, which was also used on a black skinny scarf belted around sweeping, double-faced mohair and cashmere sweaters. Ashley said they had become more mindful of how the weather impacts their clients after the opening of their Los Angeles store, so hefty suedes and knits were balanced by airy organza dresses.
As for accessories, they introduced a new bag called the Satchel, a structured shape that came in smooth and grainy leather and a deluxe version in ostrich with a mink handle and horsehair tassels.