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The Row Spring 2012 RTW

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NEW YORK
Written by Robin Chen
Source  Style.com

The Row Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear The Row Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
M
ary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's collection for Spring 2012 established an ideal image of the effortlessly elegant woman, by utilizing light fabrics, slender silhouettes, and a thoroughly cool, hushed, and pacific palette of primarily white, mint green, and the occasional off-white hue. Seemingly simple slips were juxtaposed and complemented with layered pants. These loose-fitting pants, as well as the flat sandals, are to be seen in many a fashion editor's armoire.

The collection, with its Tibetan influence and its color story, was like a "breath of fresh air": ethereal, minimalist, cool. It established a most refreshing, elegant Asian aesthetic, through the thoughtful utilization of billowing silhouettes, layered pants, intricate embroidery, and tassel embellishments.

The juxtaposition of long sheaths over full pants, both opaque and sheer, alluded to a Tibetan manner of layering.

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The silhouette was delicate, breezy, and effortlessly chic. An extended tuxedo jacket, for instance, floated as the model walked; sheer ruffled dresses, with just the slightest hint of mint green, completed the ethereal look of the collection.

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The drawstring detailing on the loose-fitting, full pants alluded to a distinctly Asian sartorial feature.

The Row Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear The Row Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
The Tibetan influence manifested itself in the tasseled detailing on a layered slip, a caftan, the neckline of an intricately embroidered dress, and the sleeves of a sweater. A cord of prayer beads across the bodice of a model completed the look.

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A pair of prints surfaced in the collection. A more fitted, suit-like ensemble, and a loose-sleeve top paired with a billowing, full skirt, completed the ethereal theme of the collection.

The Row Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear The Row Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Photographs from Style.com.

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