Olsen Twins Go Serious With The Row's Style

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Olsen Twins Go Serious With The Row's Style

Getty Images

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen presented their collection The Row to a small group of fashion insiders on Tuesday.

Without the paparazzi in sight — and just a few fashion photographers perched at the end of a black wooden runway — Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen presented their collection The Row to a small group of fashion insiders on Tuesday.

The small show, held far away from the Bryant Park tents in a gallery space, seemed an indication they wanted the headlines to be about the clothes they designed instead of themselves. It's the same strategy employed by fellow camera-magnet Victoria Beckham earlier this week.

The Olsens, who already were inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America, appeared only briefly at the end to take a very quick bow in front of Carey Mulligan, Chloe Sevigny, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintourand her French Vogue counterpart, Carine Roitfeld.

The clothes were indeed quite serious — and sophisticated. The first model wore a simple black wrap coat that was belted and black trousers with flat gladiator sandals. Most of the collection was black, which has been the norm on many catwalks at New York Fashion Week.

Adding textural interest, though, has been a trick to making all the black more interesting — and the Olsens mastered it. An A-line carriage skirt in a croc pattern was worn with a slim shirt and a delicate spaghetti-strap camisole on top. Another look featured a buttery leather corset over a flowing, asymmetrical-hem dress.

The only other colors featured were a delicate winter white and an ocean blue.

The Olsens' personal style has been chronicled for many years, including a phase of kooky vintage combinations. In their recent collection, one certainly could imagine either one of them wearing the very long black "Valley" dress that was paired with a black tuxedo-style blazer.

Hope they'll pose for the cameras if they do.

Related Content from AccessHollywood.com:
VIEW THE PHOTOS: The Council of Fashion Designers Of America Awards
PLAY IT NOW: New York Fashion Week: Kim Kardashian Debuts Her 360 Kardashians Bebe Line
PLAY IT NOW: Inside New York Fashion Week (February 15, 2010)

MORE ACCESS ON THESE TOPICS: New York Fashion Week - Ashley Olsen - Carey Mulligan - Style - Anna Wintour

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC 5... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out