The Row Pre-Fall 2011 collection is a clear proof of Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen’s progress as designers. In the short time The Row exists, the aesthetic has progressed from rather deconstructed silhouettes and simple draped maxi dresses to a coherent blend of chic and sophisticated, perfectly tailored, office wear.
Still in muted color palette of dark neutrals and the occasional pop of camel or white, The Row Pre-Fall 2011 gives us a lot of pants. Straight-leg, wide-leg, skinny or short. In leather or wool. With simple tops or smart jackets. Plunging V-necklines are balanced out with long bottoms and the naive Peter Pan collars with the more aggressive leather shorts or skirt. And the maxis. Equipped with deep skirt slits, they add an alluring element to the collection. In this collection, balance is key.
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