How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Finishing Touches / Handbags
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
31-05-2011
  1
backstage pass
 
MaybeJaded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: UE
Gender: femme
Posts: 527
The Row Handbags
from Harper Bazaar:

Quote:
MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN DEBUT THE ROW'S BAGS
Sartorial wunderkinds Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, 24, are on a roll: the design duo behind the label The Row have not only scored a recent CFDA nomination—the Swarovski Award for Womenswear—but are also launching a new line of überluxe bags for fall.
BY ANNE MONOKY
“I am so overdressed!” exclaims Mary-Kate Olsen, in a heavy black sculpted leather Givenchy jacket, on a surprisingly hot New York City day this past spring. Perched behind a massive desk next to her equally stylish (and pint-size) sister Ashley in their design studio, Mary-Kate fiddles with her iPad, eventually deciding on a little Led Zeppelin for some inspiration. It’s not often that one of these two makes a fashion misstep, but this time it’s with good reason: “We took the red-eye in from Los Angeles last night. We’re exhausted,” they explain in unison, both armed with organic green juices for an energy boost.
Such an arduous schedule is nothing new for the ambitious entrepreneurs, who started in the entertainment business at a mere nine months old and have slowly built up an impressive fashion empire. The jewel in the crown is their high-end line, The Row, under which they are launching a set of sophisticated bags that will hit stores at the end of July.
Ashley elaborates on their vision for the debut: “We wanted there to be multiple options in the collection so you aren’t stuck with one style; there’s a purpose to every bag.” Hence the names. There’s the Day Luxe (a structured top-handle tote), the Classic Shoulder (a long-strap messenger), the Metal Frame (need we say more?), and four other iterations in fine finishes, including ostrich, alligator, and lizard, which will be sold at Barneys New York and specialty boutiques like A’maree’s. Our favorite? The aptly named Twin Mini, a petite cross-body bag that features different skins on each side, for a chic two-in-one component.
These arbiters of cool simply understand what women want. “We didn’t want too much branding; we didn’t want an It bag,” says Mary-Kate of the new line. What they did want was a set of accessories that would perfectly complement their fall runway collection, a luxe grouping of statement coats in sumptuous furs and rich hues as well as pared-down separates in a crisp, neutral palette.
Their decision to delve into the accessories market was only natural. “We are such bag people,” says Ashley. Over the years, by being photographed with a slew of designer carryalls, they’ve catapulted them into the mainstream. Case in point: Mary-Kate was one of the first to step out carrying Alexander Wang’s black pebbled duffel with a gold-studded bottom, making it an instant must-have. It’s inevitable that their own line will follow suit. Jokes Ashley: “I’ve ordered every version for myself!”


Read more: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Debut The Row Handbags - Harper's BAZAAR









Source:harpersbazaar.com

  Reply With Quote
 
31-05-2011
  2
Ère de ℳodernité
 
Thefrenchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Paris.
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,390
The Row bags
Quote:
May 31, 2011

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Debut the Row's Bags

Sartorial wunderkinds Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, 24, are on a roll: the design duo behind the label The Row have not only scored a recent CFDA nomination—the Swarovski Award for Womenswear—but are also launching a new line of überluxe bags for fall.
By Anne Monoky

“I am so overdressed!” exclaims Mary-Kate Olsen, in a heavy black sculpted leather Givenchy jacket, on a surprisingly hot New York City day this past spring. Perched behind a massive desk next to her equally stylish (and pint-size) sister Ashley in their design studio, Mary-Kate fiddles with her iPad, eventually deciding on a little Led Zeppelin for some inspiration. It’s not often that one of these two makes a fashion misstep, but this time it’s with good reason: “We took the red-eye in from Los Angeles last night. We’re exhausted,” they explain in unison, both armed with organic green juices for an energy boost.

Such an arduous schedule is nothing new for the ambitious entrepreneurs, who started in the entertainment business at a mere nine months old and have slowly built up an impressive fashion empire. The jewel in the crown is their high-end line, The Row, under which they are launching a set of sophisticated bags that will hit stores at the end of July.

Ashley elaborates on their vision for the debut: “We wanted there to be multiple options in the collection so you aren’t stuck with one style; there’s a purpose to every bag.” Hence the names. There’s the Day Luxe (a structured top-handle tote), the Classic Shoulder (a long-strap messenger), the Metal Frame (need we say more?), and four other iterations in fine finishes, including ostrich, alligator, and lizard, which will be sold at Barneys New York and specialty boutiques like A’maree’s. Our favorite? The aptly named Twin Mini, a petite cross-body bag that features different skins on each side, for a chic two-in-one component.

These arbiters of cool simply understand what women want. “We didn’t want too much branding; we didn’t want an It bag,” says Mary-Kate of the new line. What they did want was a set of accessories that would perfectly complement their fall runway collection, a luxe grouping of statement coats in sumptuous furs and rich hues as well as pared-down separates in a crisp, neutral palette.

Their decision to delve into the accessories market was only natural. “We are such bag people,” says Ashley. Over the years, by being photographed with a slew of designer carryalls, they’ve catapulted them into the mainstream. Case in point: Mary-Kate was one of the first to step out carrying Alexander Wang’s black pebbled duffel with a gold-studded bottom, making it an instant must-have. It’s inevitable that their own line will follow suit. Jokes Ashley: “I’ve ordered every version for myself!”


(L-R): Day Luxe leather bag, $5,400; Classic Shoulder bag, $5,450; Metal Frame alligator bag; Metal Frame lizard bag, $5,800; Twin Mini ostrich bag, $4,700; Day Luxe alligator bag; Day Luxe leather bag, $5,400; Twin Mini ostrich bag, $4,700.


- HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

__________________
> MY INSTAGRAM
  Reply With Quote
31-05-2011
  3
V.I.P.
 
lucy92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 12,245
the ostrich twin bags look really good. the other bags seem reminiscent of celine however.

__________________
Large Avatars for Everyone!
  Reply With Quote
31-05-2011
  4
tailored
 
kimair's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Francisco
Gender: femme
Posts: 14,523
the tote is almost exactly like the fendi "twins" bag that ashley carries all the time...

__________________
j'adore couture (life in fashion and in print)
  Reply With Quote
31-05-2011
  5
Ère de ℳodernité
 
Thefrenchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Paris.
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,390
^That was my first thought

__________________
> MY INSTAGRAM
  Reply With Quote
31-05-2011
  6
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,818
they are expensive knock-offs

  Reply With Quote
31-05-2011
  7
Of too many minds
 
PrincessImp.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 6,684
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimair View Post
the tote is almost exactly like the fendi "twins" bag that ashley carries all the time...
totally agree. A lot of the designs seem very inspired.

__________________

{*princessimp.blogspot.com*}
  Reply With Quote
03-06-2011
  8
rising star
 
IinaKarolyna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Finland
Gender: femme
Posts: 138
They look nice, pretty minimalistic, but the price blew me away.

__________________
Home is where the wardrobe is.
  Reply With Quote
04-06-2011
  9
fashion icon
 
lmelanie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: L.A.
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,009
yeah...that tote is totally similar to the Fendi tote...looks like no one I know will be getting them at those prices.

I wonder how the quality will be?

__________________
FASHIONGRUNGE.COM//TWITTER//INSTAGRAM
  Reply With Quote
04-06-2011
  10
windowshopping
 
sambatsas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Gender: femme
Posts: 19
they scream celine and dont seem very in line with their RTW

  Reply With Quote
06-06-2011
  11
front row
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canada
Gender: femme
Posts: 257
I don't like the twin mini ostrich bags.

  Reply With Quote
06-06-2011
  12
girl who fell to earth
 
ChrissyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Boston
Gender: femme
Posts: 18,644
for the prices to be so high there must be some sort of high level of craftsmanship involved, don't you think?

i know exotic skins are expensive but the prices just seem over the top...
especially when the leather bag is also $5,400 if the prices up there are correct

  Reply With Quote
06-06-2011
  13
Power to the 99%
 
fashionista-ta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hardly ever at Barney's
Gender: femme
Posts: 13,729
I too found the prices crazy ... and it seemed really out of line with what they're doing with The Row, which in my mind isn't too outrageously priced. Granted, I don't own any of it ... There's no entry level to this, is what I thought. The only thing that would make it look affordable is if you went to Hermes first ...

Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Chanel ... all much more affordable.

__________________
There's a need for more individuality today, and my job is to cater to women, not dictate to them.
--Alber Elbaz
  Reply With Quote
06-06-2011
  14
girl who fell to earth
 
ChrissyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Boston
Gender: femme
Posts: 18,644
^^that's a good point.. isn't it a bit crazy that this makes chanel etc look affordable??

  Reply With Quote
07-06-2011
  15
V.I.P.
 
lucy92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 12,245
yup, for that price you might as well buy a hermes bag.

the price for exotic skins should be WAY down these days. there are tens of thousands of alligator/croc/ostrich farms in east asia that all supply LVMH/hermes etc...

for instance, american alligator skins sell for 4$ a cm these days. thats cheap. skins from asian animals are even cheaper.

they were carrying the bags at last nights CFDA awards. (pic wwd)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg cfda01.jpg (38.8 KB, 19 views)

__________________
Large Avatars for Everyone!
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
handbags, row
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.