Fashion week—digital, distant, largely on video—is underway, and there is something for everyone. Want to go to the Olympics on the moon? Thom Browne has you covered. Balenciaga will make you feel kind of gross, but in an awesome way. Marine Serre will turn you into an upcycled ninja, and Grace Wales Bonner would like to put you in a tracksuit. That’s all well and good; these are cool, talented designers, and they are proposing novel solutions to the problem presented by getting dressed in 2020. But they do not have my heart, for my heart belongs to The Row’s Spring 2021 womenswear collection, released via lookbook Tuesday morning.
The Row, of course, is the clothing line founded by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. Their clothes are deeply luxurious, and almost offensively tasteful, sort of like wearable Nancy Meyers movie kitchens. (It goes without