The Row finally opened their third physical store, and the first one in Europe! I can’t wait for the day they’ll open a store in Paris, I guess it’s just a question of finding the right real estate. Meanwhile I hope to be able to visit London soon, as the store with all its art and design is definitely something not to miss, including the welcoming light installation Elliptical Glass (2017) by James Turrell.
You can read more about the store with an interview of the twins at the Financial Times.
The Row/The Financial Times
The Row SS2020 / @nylane
I’m not paying great attention on fashion weeks this season, but obviously The Row I couldn’t miss. There’s really nothing new, which is why I love the brand. It evolves so sustainably and naturally that you don’t see the development by comparing the new season to the previous one. But it’s there, they just get better and better, and it all happens in silence.
I’ve been already dreaming of the sheer Sock Shoes, but the Margiela inspired transparent flats might be even better.
The Row pre fall 2019
Georges Jouve, Vase, ca. 1952
The Row Los Angeles store
Remember I told how much I was waiting for the pre fall 2019 lookbook from The Row? Not only they revealed the collection last week, but also opened their renewed website with a possibility to shop online. Luxury brands have been very slow to embrace e-commerce, justifying it by saying the experience and the service in the boutiques plays a big role in buying luxury products. Here’s another proof that the online experience can be just as good.
Retro 14K rose gold diamond and sapphire ring, ca. 1940s
Gierde in The Row pre fall 2019
The brand has been offering also a handpicked selection of vintage jewelry in their New York store and I love how they included the concept into their website as well. The site guides the client perfectly into the universe of The Row with every well thought detail. I would love to place an order just to discover how the delivery works (and see the packaging, obviously)
I remember when I was younger and I was constantly dreaming of bags and making lists of which bags I would buy if I had all the money in the world. And even I barely had any money, I still spent enormous amounts to fulfill some of those cravings! Nowadays it’s definitely not the case anymore. I have my beloved Marimekko bag for everyday use and a bigger Céline one for the days I need my computer (or pilates clothes) with me. And lately I’ve actually left home very often with no bag at all, such a liberating feeling.
However the above bag from The Row’s SS2019 collection brought me back to my teenage years. I’m craving a bag that wouldn’t have any purpose in my life! And it’s very, very expensive. But it’s honestly the most beautiful bag I’ve seen, and from what I know, there aren’t that many of them in the world. Talk about luxury!
Galerie Patrick Seguin
The Row AW2019 / voguerunway.com
Alexander Calder at the Picasso Museum
Gemma Ward shot by Alexandra Nataf and styled by Ilona Hamer for Unconditional Magazine 7
I’ve tried to build a spring moodboard for couple of weeks now, but I’ve felt so disconnected with my thoughts lately. In a good way I mean. I’ve constantly had new ideas for projects I want to start and things I want to create, into the extent that I wasn’t sure anymore where to focus on.
To get my mind together, I took a day off just to visit some of my favorite places in Paris; Galerie Patrick Seguin and the Picasso Museum (The Calder-Picasso -exhibition I wrote about earlier). Over the years I’ve understood the importance of aesthetically satisfying environment to my creativity. I can’t stand mess and clutter, and whenever I feel disconnected, I need to get myself to an environment that calms me.
The same goes for clothes. I might wear the same outfit for a week and I don’t mind. I like to dress up from time to time end get creative with my wardrobe, where I love every single piece I have, but I’m intrigued by the idea of not to start my mornings with a decision of what to wear. Only depending on the weather I might change from all black to all white. Or something in between.
On a side note, do you also think those The Row shoes are a definition of freedom?
The Row AW2019 / @nikoturko
We might have to wait for couple days for the official show pictures of The Row’s latest collection, but I couldn’t wait to share one sneak peek I found through Instagram. The set with Jean Prouvés aluminum and metal sun shutters already made me die and took me into mid-century modern -heaven, but also the collection will be something that sticks in my inspiration folders (and partly in my wardrobe) forever.
Galerie Patrick Seguin / me
Drawings by Le Corbusier at Eileen Gray’s E-1027 / @afardajani_official
Some things on my mind lately. I did a list of places to visit for 2019 and everything has something to do with architecture or art. Would definitely want to head to south of France soon and visit E-1027. I’m also planning to go to Art Basel in June and couldn’t be more excited about it.
Otherwise my sources of inspiration remain quite same. Lately I’ve been visiting some old favorite museums and galleries all over again and admiring everything that The Row does. I had a privilege to have a sneak peek on their prefall collection in advance and needles to say, it was gorgeous.
Mango Committed AW2018
Usually I don’t like to promote fast-fashion brands, but I must confess I saved every single picture from the latest Mango Committed lookbook to my inspiration folders, which is why I decided to share some here as well. The collection reminds me a lot of The Row AW2015, which is one of my favorites from the brand.
The Row SS2019 / voguerunway.com
NYFW is almost over and it has been very boring to be honest. I mostly waited for The Row, but they skipped the show and organized a presentation instead. However, the look book looks still great, especially the grey look above.
I hope Calvin Klein and Maryam Nassir Zadeh will serve some treats for the final days.
1 & 5 me
2 Gemma Ward wearing Céline in Unconditional Magazine SS2018
3 Jean Arp
4 The Row AW2017 / voguerunway.com
Since I started my monthly 6 pictures for Flounce.fi, I stopped doing the monthly moodboards for the blog to avoid overlapping. However, I decided to bring them back, but this time as seasonal moodboards. Just to open up a bit my current state of mind.
Autumn has always been my absolute favorite season. And don’t get me wrong, there’s something I love in every season, but autumn has a special place in my mind. I guess it comes from my childhood, I’ve always been a bit nerd and couldn’t wait to return to school after summer. There’s this vibe of concentration and motivation in the air.
This autumn in my mind there’s still sharp shapes and neat suits in new silhouettes, and that forest green color! My favorite color scheme this time of the year comes from Paris streets; beige buildings, grey skies and trees that are still holding the green leaves.