The Row S/S 2020 New York Fashion Week Women's

The Row S/S 2020 catwalk
The Row S/S 2020
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Mood board: The austere minimalism of The Row was alive and well this season with an even more pared back attitude to tailoring put on display. Architectural shirts, straight-legged trousers and mannish jackets offered a new, simplified take on women's dressing, particularly alongside the restrained colour palette of nudes, black, white and navy. There were more feminine options on show too; column-shaped gowns with voluminous overlays and ankle length skirts paired with oversized pockets.

Finishing touches: The collection found its ideal complement in the understated shoe offering that accompanied each look. Constrained to two styles – a clear plastic sandal and an ascetic glove-like flat – which were matched as easily with gowns as they were cropped troussrs, the simple versatility underscoring both options was proof that there are no longer any established rules when it comes to luxury dressing.

Best in show: Layering has always been a key component of The Row's aesthetic signature and this season's outerwear offering clearly stood out. From tailored yet softly enveloping trenchcoats to boxier blazers and sculpted jackets, there were plenty of covetable options to choose from. There was also a new level of adornment in the show's final designs, which featured a monastic black flowing dress and long skirt formed from structural floral cut-outs.

The Row S/S 2020

Row S/S 2020 catwalk


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The Row S/S 2020 Show


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Row S/S 2020 Runway Show


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The Row S/S 2020 Show


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Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.