The Row‘s PF15 collection was initially inspired by the California surf scene in the 60s and 70s. This is not immediately obvious but then when you look at the cut of the sleeveless dress (worn as a tunic over trousers) you’ll notice the wetsuit-style collar and then there’s those wide-leg culottes, reminiscent of a board short, also, the blanket coat could well have been inspired by a post-surf bonfire on the beach.
Leather goods now appear to receive as much attention as the clothes, and the bags in this collection are, likewise, timeless. The beautiful beaded slip-on sandals deserve a special mention as they were handmade by a nonagenarian granny.
I always love the muted shades that they choose, easy to wear colours that look good on all skin tones. For this collection they’ve used neutral sandy tones (which have been popular with them this last year) through to dark heather green, navy blue and caviar black.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen can do no wrong in my eyes. I always think that looking at one of The Row’s collections is like an education in luxury fashion design; simple, timeless pieces, made with the finest quality fabrics. If money was no object I would live in The Row.