Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Row's Resort Lookbook Is a Lesson in Chic Masculine Dressing

The Row's Resort Lookbook Is a Lesson in Chic Masculine Dressing:

A look from The Row's resort 2016 collection. Photo: Lachlan Bailey/The Row
A look from The Row's resort 2016 collection. Photo: Lachlan Bailey/The Row
CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year winners Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have come out with yet another collection for The Row that fans of luxurious minimalism and a borrowed-from-the-boys look will fawn over. For resort 2015, menswear was a particularly strong influence — perhaps more so than usual — seen in nicely tailored suiting, loose pants and androgynous overcoats. Still, the designers incorporated a touch of femininity by wrapping coats and jackets with a tie at the waist.

Something new: The Olsens also continued that tying motif into neckwear with cool little ties attached at the collar that could be wrapped or hung loose. Another interesting detail was the use of different fabrics and textured on oversized pockets, helping to give the otherwise dark, monotone looks more dimension.

For those who may not be able to afford The Row's pricey wares, the lookbook offers some valuable inspiration on how to style your outerwear and suiting this winter. The main lesson seems to be: cover up. With nary a sliver of skin to be found, the photos remind me of this exchange between Lena Dunham and Leandra Medine about why fashion is, er, "so Hasidic right now."

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