Mary Kate and Ashley creators of The Row appear to have spent quite a lot of time in Japan recently. Their newest Autumn 15 collection debuted in New York’s iconic midtown Seagram Building setting the mood perfectly for what was to come. Yesterday in the bright morning sunshine The Row presented what can only be described as a minimalist zen like performance, dedicated to the quintessential New Yorker high powered female.
Using natural brown linens, soft creamy wools and shiny supple black leathers to wrap the models in Japanese kimino like long knee length jackets, the fabrics were simply luxurious. The color palette for their Autumn collection played gently with shades of natural whites, taupe browns and of course a very healthy dose of black on black which epitomizes all New Yorker’s dress code.
Their collection I guess is a tribute to the successful board-room business women of the world. Turtle necks were ever present, the fabrics all fell loosely and just draping the body. Long black double breasted boardroom style jackets made a debut making the ultimate power statement. No room for any playful expression of color or pattern here.
Contributed by Hollie Turner, Fashion Editor