Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes is the best-known fashion journalist in the world. After 25 years commenting on fashion for the International Herald Tribune (rebranded recently as The International New York Times), Suzy Menkes now writes exclusively for Vogue online, covering fashion worldwide.
The Row: A Feeling for Now
17 Февраля 2015
First there was the clear view through the windows, looking over an ice-blue sky and the Manhattan cityscape.
Then came the clothes — streamlined, but in a gentle way, so that they were shaped to the body without constricting it.
A typical item might be a white suit, the skirt falling gently to mid-calf, a loose cape of a coat, and the flat slippers that were a significant part of this decent and woman-friendly look.
Modernity is so tough to define, but The Row, and the sisters behind the label — Ashley and Mary-Kate — come close to it: models with sweet faces and an air of natural elegance, as they cuddle into an oversized wool sweater or clutch a bag close to the chest.
The other key word is ‘respect’. Not even a hint of vulgarity suggested by a slit skirt or a plunging neckline.
After The Row’s designer departed for Hermès last year, the new collection might have been a disappointment. But the opposite was true of this fine show.