over a green salad in New York, “in life and in clothes.” It is strange to hear two of the most recognizable faces in the world talk about blending in, but it rings true when referring to their collections. The Row (named in homage to London’s famous bespoke tailoring street, Savile Row) was borne from the hunt for the perfect T-shirt in 2006, with both girls obsessed with great fabric and fit. That criteria was then applied to a tank top, then a dress, a blazer, leather leggings and shirting – the quiet foundations of any outfit.
“We saw a space in the market,” says Ashley. “We knew there wasn’t another brand offering basics in a luxurious and contemporary way. If I wear certain designer brands, or too much of something, I look crazy, and I need something to break it up. If you are wearing a Chanel jacket and you need an anonymous piece that will show just how special that jacket is, I hope that is what The Row gives you.” They are now 23 collections on from that initial T-shirt and employ 60 people in their