Scene setting: Rising above the cacophony that usually surrounds New York Fashion Week, The Row set an elegant example by inviting guests to an intimate brunch at Upper East Side mainstay, The Carlyle Hotel. Models glided through the exquisite rooms of the hotel’s restaurant, where opulent, classic furnishings only emphasised the purity and restraint of the collection even more.

Mood board: Driven by its perennial passion for fabrics, The Row composed a beautiful collection made up of long coats, sculpted jackets, sharply tailored androgynous trousers and billowing dresses with boldly sparse details. Pristinely crafted and making a statement in its austerity, each garment was armed with a soft versatility, making the pieces also easy to wear during the day. The palette ranged from crisp and timeless neutrals to lavender, blush pink, aubergine and crimson.

Finishing touches: Although the collection was an undeniably chic study in timeless dressing, designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen injected a touch of youthfulness by pairing most looks with a single accessory – minimalist smartphone cases, which were either delicately slung cross body or dangled from models’ wrists.