Scene setting: For their A/W 2016 presentation, designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen populated their presentation space with furniture curated by John Birch, the founder of the mid-century specialist Wyeth. Pieces included an Edward Wormley swivel chair from the 1940’s, and a 1950’s George Nelson table. For their A/W 2017 runway show, the designers nodded once again to Wyeth, staging it at its former showroom on Spring Street.
Mood board: The duo favour an infinitely elegant colour palette made up of monochromatic and natural tones. For A/W 2017, the designers' presented a collection in earthy brown, white, black and navy , interspersed with one all-red look, composed of a long coat, belted at the waist kimono-style, with matching wide-legged trousers.
Finishing touches: A harder aesthetic than previous seasons, buttery leather coats, oversized trouser suits and unbuttoned white shirts were paired with stompy laced boots in black, grey and white. Shirts also featured tiny hand-stitched words like ‘unity’ and ‘dignity.’