The Row. What is that you ask? Well, according to their website, they are a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance, focusing on fine fabrics and the perfect fit. According to my dear friend, Leena Dunham, (well, we WILL be friends when we meet, one day), describes it as “Hasidic”, and yes, that is a much better description of the clothing line. Why am I talking about The Row? Because it blows my mind that they were named Womenswear Designer of the Year for 2014, and should be celebrated…right? Well, you be the judge. Remember these girls?
Of course you do! Then they turned into fashion designers, and little hotties! Who knew those chipmunk cheeks and big eyes would be on the cover of so many fashion magazines?
But then, something happened. A publicist or agent or someone told them to stop smiling, and start designing. And this is where The Row comes about. Successful? Of course! My cup of tea? Absolutely not. But, I just thought I’d introduce you to the CFDA winners of 2014, so you’re in the know.
Established in 2006 by the Olsen twins, this brand has taken the fashion world by storm. Winning the Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2012 and 2015 for their long lines, oversized jackets, and monochromatic color schemes, they have continued to impress the CFDA since it’s inception. Now, I have my own opinions about this fashion line, and I will refrain from sharing, and will stick to the facts. Just kidding. This is a blog. Who does that? Not me. I don’t get it. Shower shoes and lines that don’t flatter anyone, but more look like layers of blankets used to warm up a starving anorexic. Yes, that’s my opinion, and I’m entitled to it. Clearly, I’m wrong here, though, and that’s ok. I do like their textures and that they are known for taking exquisite materials like cashmere and mink, and making it look so normal, and humdrum. The Guardian describes the style as “a sort of loungy minimalism as their aesthetic” which I think is a great way to put it.
Here is just a little taste of the Fall 2015 collection. All images, courtesy of their Facebook page.
So, what do you think? Yay or nay?