It was from beneath this layered-to-the-max carapace that the Olsens embarked on a project that would be their gateway into full-fledged fashion design: creating the “perfect” T-shirt. That was the germ of their elevated basics line The Row. From these (relatively) humble origins, growth was slow but steady. The label made its runway debut at New York Fashion Week just three seasons ago with a tightly edited 19-look collection of black silk crepe de chine straight-cut tops and straight-leg trousers that turned out to be one of the most critically well-received shows for Fall 2010, a season that heralded a return to classic American sportswear. Since then, the materials have grown more opulent. For Fall 2011, a fur-tuft T-shirt made of cashmere and fox rubs up against the glossy crocodile backpacks and box-frame ostrich cross-bodies that comprise The Row’s first in-house accessories collection. - interview magazine

The beauty of growth and innovation.