40 posts tagged "The Row"
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are two girls with some serious experience in sunglasses—there were years when they were never seen without a pair. Their eyewear range for The Row, no surprise, benefits from the experience. The specs have the same unfussy cool as the duo’s ready-to-wear, and should fly off shelves just as quickly. There are a variety of styles, all made in collaboration with Linda Farrow, from a blue- and- rose-tinted round pair of wire frames (similar to the John Lennon glasses MK was wearing for a while) to our pick, an oversized, rounded-off cat-eye that would be (we imagine, at least) ideal for fending off the paps.
$325, available at Barneys New York, www.barneys.com, and Bergdorf Goodman, www.bergdorfgoodman.com.
First The Row got eyewear, and now the Olsens are at it again, debuting two styles of specs for their Elizabeth and James line (pictured). In fairness, they are perennially bespectacled, so it makes sense. [WWD]
Menswear designer Michael Bastian is dipping a toe into the waters of womenswear with a women’s counterpart to his Gant by Michael Bastian line, which he’ll show in a coed presentation with men’s this New York fashion week. The Gant customer is “more of a fashion girl, not a classic preppy,” Bastian says. [WWD]
Lacoste helps fight the good fight with a new promotion to benefit Doctors Without Borders: Take any old polo to Lacoste’s NYC store on June 3, and get a certificate for a new one—plus the brand will donate $10 to the nonprofit, to boot. This is tied into the USA show Royal Pains, but try not to hold that against it. [Stylelist]
The Spice Girls are reportedly trying to reunite for a new tour, but Victoria Beckham apparently has moved on and doesn’t want to participate. It’s almost as if she had something else going on! [Jezebel]
And style icon Lou Doillon adds another gig to her résumé: photographer. Her first solo show has just bowed at Paris’ Galerie W. [Dazed Digital]
Of the hundreds of gowns at this week’s Met ball, the most striking were also the most restrained. Zoe Saldana and Diane Kruger looked chic in unadorned Calvin Klein Collection gowns; ditto Jessica Stam in long-sleeved Rachel Roy. Plenty of minimal eveningwear could be found on the Fall runways, too. “Less is more these days,” Yigal Azrouël told us. “People are tired of all the froufrou and are just craving simplicity.” The designer turned out long, sleek dresses notable for how covered up they were, as did Antonio Berardi and Andrew Gn. At Stella McCartney and The Row, meanwhile, hemlines were raised, but the silhouettes were just as streamlined.
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Last night in London, the Elle Style Awards saw red carpet debuts—the first real-world appearance we’ve seen of The Row Fall 2010, on Carey Mulligan—and the dusting-off of the best of Spring. In the latter category falls Daisy Lowe’s Miu Miu ensemble, plucked from Mrs. Prada’s Spring 2010 show. At an event where many attendees went demure (Alexa Chung’s sweet Chanel set the tone), Daisy’s kicky separates were a welcome change of pace. She’s got pluck in spades, but even so, we think the midriff-baring top, skirt, and cardigan felt a little haphazard and underdressed, which the outfit didn’t at the label’s show. Which leads us to wonder: Are some looks best left on the runway? What do you think—is Daisy taking the high road, or the Lowe?
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen announced Tuesday that they’ll be putting on their first-ever fashion show next month, but that isn’t their only big story this week. The Row’s new Web site went live today. Created in collaboration with Matthew Daniel Siskin of designedmemory, the interactive design studio behind Chris Benz, Genevieve Jones, and Albertus Swanepoel’s sites, the new therow.com is as subtly cool as one of the designer sisters’ $250 Supima cotton jersey short-sleeved T-shirts. In fact, the site’s different backgrounds are full-frame images of fabrics from the collection. It’s not set up for e-commerce just yet, but the Olsens assure us that it will be by late summer, in time to sell their Fall collection. MK and Ashley get techy with us below.
What are some of your favorite Web sites, and where did you look for inspiration for making yours?
Ashley Olsen: I have to admit we’re not that tech-savvy, but we’re constantly learning and discovering new things on the Web. I check Style.com to look at the collections and love to poke around some of the other fashion blogs to see what’s going on. And, of course, I check nytimes.com religiously and huffingtonpost.com for news. A friend introduced to me to hypem.com, which is an amazing resource to check out new music.
What does the look and the feel of the Web site say about the collection?
Mary-Kate Olsen: We looked at a lot of different Web sites before we started working on our own, and we thought most of them were too loud. We wanted The Row Web site to be subdued and very direct. I think that has been a philosophy behind The Row ever since we started the line. All of the background visuals are high-res images of actual fabric swatches from our collections. We wanted the viewer to really see all of the details of the beautiful fabrics we use—washed red silk charmeuse, the scales of our python skins, our cashmere modals. We wanted it to feel like you could reach out and touch everything.