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An easy spring elegance, deceitfully simple but scrupulous in its structure, marked the notably understated pieces that sauntered down the runway for the The Row’s Spring 2012 show.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen created an ambiance of fresh air and pureness with their neutral collection that was filled with various shades of white and loose, slouchy silhouettes.
Models looked glamorous and runway ready but were also at ease as they slipped into the relaxed garments of the Olsen’s sophisticated high-end collection of ethereal designs.
The looks consisted of the occasional cocktail frock, full-leg trousers, and billowing blouses with intricate detailing and sporadic chiffon rousing, with an underlying delicacy and simplicity born from the lingerie-like layers.
With the show-closing linear pure-white silk caftan soaring at full sail down the catwalk, The Row prompted visions of gracefulness for the upcoming season.
The pair’s latest designs include attire that are serene and structured in their shape and fit from the front, while being embellished with macramé trims and clustered encrustations of opalescent buttons and shells from behind.
Intricate folds, shimmery embroidery, and gold beading accented the tranquil garments, giving the entire lineup a very grown-up touch that was both effortless and chic.
Some of the signature pieces in the collection were long tunics that also functioned as dresses for evening, judiciously layered over sheer white slim-fit pants, and a linen cropped vest.
Infiltrating the soft palette of various whites, creams, and blushes were hints of color in the pale blue overlays and watery jellyfish print on silk pants worn with a pale pink silk robe and tassel belt.
The design aesthetic was calm and cautious with few accessories like mother-of-pearl cuffs, a strand of oversize prayer beads, and a silver beaded bodice adorned over a kimono inspired gown.
Most of the airy fabrics used were ultra-light chiffons, linens, and silks that evoked a feeling of serenity cascading down the runway.