NYFW SS18 : The Casual Romance of the Row

by Olivia Moreau

The Row has always had the aesthetics of lightness and elegance attached to it. For this collection, while other designers were going for templates to fit the upheaval of our time The Row's Asley and Mary-Kate Olson stuck to what they know best. With the feel of comfortable luxury, the silhouettes constructed in this collection bore the signature basic solids with a bit of whimsy. By any measure, this collection has a starkly familiar light look but it is also steeped in the movement of romanticism.  From ultra-feminine pantsuits to belted duster in a crinkled, laminated gray material were all part of a narrative of escapism. And we need that at this point.