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The Row Resort 2011

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen maintained the same easygoing aesthetic for their Resort 2011 collection as they had with their Fall 2010 collection. 

The Row focuses mainly on fabrics, and how the clothes fit and feel for the customer. 

The sisters began their eighteen-look collection with a black drop drawstring waist dress that was almost floor length, which has already become a signature piece, even with only two full collections under the label’s belt. 

A fabric that appeared to be similar to microfiber was used to construct the first look, as well as a zip up tunic for the second look, worn with a tasteful floor length skirt. 

A standout piece was next – a crocodile motorcycle vest, rivaling many of Alexander Wang’s leather creations. 

More and more black continued, a classic oxford shirt cut into a dress, while a short skirt with a ribbed sweater vest followed. 

Slightly more masculine looks were introduced, a buttoned up white collared shirt, worn with a baggy v-neck sweater and a suit pant-sweat pant hybrid.  Textbook menswear was a true influence on the pieces shown, yet each look easily morphed into a feminine ensemble. 

The pants, blazers, and collared shirts all managed to be perfectly tailored, creating the perfectly androgynous look that is oh-so popular at the moment.  Navy and white were incorporated into the last looks of the collection.  Paired with patent loafers, the tailored blue suit could be one of the most coveted looks, along with the crocodile vest. 

Of the last four looks of the collection, three of them touched on the gothic look, but stayed true to The Row’s aesthetic of comfort and quality.  The first of three floor-length final looks was a sheer skirted button up tank dress, quickly followed by the most simple look of all, a white long sleeve oxford layered under another black thick strap tank dress. 

The Olsen sisters decided on white for their last look, a high neck floor length gown, which seemed like something that Chloe Sevigny could be spotted in at any moment.  Each look had its own modernity, with a slight 90’s feel, going back to dark shades and grunge culture.