Fashion icons and infamous twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen follow up their quietly successful, high-fashion luxury line The Row with their carefully curated contemporary collection, Elizabeth and James. Named after the twins' younger siblings, the line plays off of a balance of feminine and masculine style, offering fashion-forward apparel and accessories oftentimes with a menswear-inspired twist, yet always with a timeless look. The collection includes a range of staple pieces offered in his-and-hers silhouettes and materials - boxy and fitted blazers, shrunken and oversized t-shirts, tough twill and delicate taffeta tops.
Elizabeth and James’ street cred comes from the Olsen twins’ purported “sixth sense” for knowing what the fashion-hungry want. Mary-Kate and Ashley’s unexpected status as fashion moguls after their start as child stars shunts traditional parameters of success in the industry. Though Mary-Kate and Ashley have no formal design training, their obsession with perfection in details makes wearing pieces from Elizabeth and James a luxurious, meaningful experience. According to the Olsens, the ideal Elizabeth and James woman is a sophisticated but playful twenty-something unafraid of experimenting. The brand speaks to a younger target market than that of The Row, but one which still understands fashion and an investment in personal style.
The Elizabeth and James collection is not only known for stand-out apparel, but also for uber hip accessories to perfectly compliment their line of dresses, blouses, outerwear, and bottoms, including jewelry, handbags and sunglasses. Goldyn’s selection of Elizabeth and James sunglasses includes a range of funky, retro-inspired shapes. The Francis, Lafayette and Fairfax styles are spins on the classic cat-eye glasses, while the Wooster style has a stand-out vintage round shape. Any pair of hip, youthful Elizabeth and James shades makes the perfect statement addition to any outfit. Take it from Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen, who are known to don funky oversize shades on a regular basis – a good pair of sunglasses can cover up a multitude of sins, and at the same time make any outfit.