Combining the names of their siblings, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen created the Elizabeth and James collection blending the tailoring of menswear with a feminine touch. In 2007, the powerful duo narrowed the gap between designer and contemporary fashions. Their goal is to blend downtown and uptown elements with both a traditional and playful style.
You will find nothing short of impeccable construction with hints of masculine qualities on soft, feminine designs. Elizabeth and James encompasses women’s wear, shoes, jewelry, eyewear and handbags. This collection is modern-chic with an eye for quality and easy-to-wear attitude.
Elizabeth and James runs the gamut of preppy to sultry to edgy styles. Those who are trend conscious won’t have a difficult time finding a little bit of everything from this line. Customers will come to love their tailored blazers, jumpsuits, airy blouses and more. “A woman in her early 20s, figuring out life and just experimenting” is who the brand keeps in mind when creating each style.
Admired publications such as InStyle, Elle, Nylon, Cosmopolitan, WWD and Teen Vogue have all featured the ever-growing brand that is Elizabeth and James. Not only can you read about Elizabeth and James but also see the line on tons of celebrities ranging from Heidi Klum to Lucy Hale to Cameron Diaz to Chelsea Handler and many more.
“We wanted it to be based on a relationship between a young girl and a boy and tell the story through clothing,” Mary-Kate says describing the line. Ashley adds, “It’s a clash between masculinity and femininity.” The clothing depicts hints of inspiration from Mary-Kate and Ashley’s vintage finds as well as their personal style. Elizabeth and James will continue to be about the duo’s vision. Staying true to themselves and designing garments that are chic, flattering and affordable.