The Row Fall 2018 - Runway Review
February 12, 2018
The Olsen sisters can always be counted on for a spiritual journey. But this time, the designers behind The Row filled their downtown studio with pieces from the Noguchi Museum for their Fall 2018 presentation, which immediately brought an urban zen over the setting. Against the organic flowing forms (of the sculptures, that is), the designs glowed -- if for, at its most basic level, the sheer respect for materials. Trenches, roll-neck sweaters, wide pants and voluminous bathrobe coats that have garnered the sisters a legion of deep-pocketed fans were artfully constructed to drape beautifully around the body as they continued to propose a new take on "day clothes." For evening, the same sensuous shapes also prevailed: an ivory bell-sleeved gazar blouse looked divine with a black velvet skirt whose surface had been slashed hundreds of times over. While Phoebe Philo soon exiting the fashion scene, the collective mourners have brands like The Row (and Victoria Beckham) to turn to in condolence.