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Olsen twins lead NY Fashion Week at The Row

Associated Press Modified: September 11, 2012 at 5:49 pm •  Published: September 11, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's how far Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have come with their fashion collection The Row: Sitting at the spring preview, it becomes clear that other designers at New York Fashion Week have been mimicking the layered-yet-airy refined look that is at the heart of this label.

This was the real deal, though, with the Olsens piling on the models long and fluid duster coats, tunics and dresses on Monday, sometimes paired with pajama pants and other times with slouchy skinny-leg silk ones.

The Row did hit on the emerging lingerie trend, although they don't get credit for starting that one. That seems to be a collective statement coming from fashion insiders as they put next season into focus.

Almost every outfit here was a single color, head to toe, allowing for barely noticeable lines, although the designers know what they're doing when it comes to tailoring. The palette was dominated by various shades of cream but there were bits of black and tan, and muted red and blue. There was no embellishment so the clothes had to speak for themselves.

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