Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen showed their latest collection for The Row at their Greenwich Street studio and this season is one of the most “Olsen twins” things you’ll ever see. Think of the most precisely cut black short-sleeve camp shirt you’ve ever seen, in what appeared to be a technical fabric, cut into an A-line shape with low slant pockets, worn over black cigarette pants and transparent sandals. A pair of white carpenter pants with the perfect heft, worn with a long-sleeve white T-shirt and woven flat shoes was Everlane for the .001 percent, while a crisp navy utility pocket midi skirt with black turtleneck and blue button-down tucked in conjured #OldCeline.
There were pieces in luxe materials to look out for, of course — a tan leather whisper-weight pencil skirt, for example, worn with a lemon-yellow button down, and a crocodile trench that was an heirloom in the making.
The designers are masters of proportion, as with the considered length of a black blazer over a pleated white poplin skirt, worn with haute Tevas and socks. Or the oversized lavender oxford shirt that fell just so over rolled-up khaki pants that Miss Hepburn would love.
Embellishment was next to nonexistent, and the more dressed-up pieces had a humble glamour, as on a collaged black-lace patchwork sundress and palazzo pants, and the most charming white cotton strapless sundress with fold-over detail at the bodice. Those searching for beauty needn’t have looked far, however — it was all there in the construction.