Twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who received the 2014 CFD2014 for their joint designer line of accessories for The Row! Brand, continue to work in the fashion industry. Their own brand Elizabeth and James, which has been on the market since 2007, offers an unexpected solution for everyday looks in fall 2015 - a style that stands at the intersection of popular trends from the 70s, sporty street fusion and the unassuming elegance of office workers, boho-casual. The idea seems interesting, and the collection is well presented and consistent in style, however, it seems a little raw. In it you can find both amazing design finds and stunningly boring things.
Among the obvious successes are sundresses, skirts and dresses with an additional layer of fabric, reminiscent of an apron or a hem of a more elegant skirt raised under a belt. This is a headshot: getting into the baroque at the same time, which is difficult to use in a minimalist, clean everyday style, and a fashion for layered clothes or their imitation. It's hard to believe how a simple piece of plain or striped canvas can revive an image, how unusual and interesting this option can look. A set of a dress with a rigid bodice and a transparent turtleneck and all monophonic sets with a mid-length skirt, made even a little simpler than we would like, but confident and stylish, also look good.
Pants ensembles are definitely a weak link in pre-fall 2015 from Elizabeth and James, they are either too banal or disproportionately short for the sleeveless tunics that cover them. However, it is foolish to find fault with blouses and shirts of the Olsen brand, unlike trousers, they are impeccable. Another slip is the sneakers, white, with a large tread and chunky upper, they accompany all the models in the collection, but do not seem to be such a smart choice. The bottom, heavy due to the shoes, and the thighs accented with a peplum, flounce or high belt visually shorten the length of the legs, make the figure more stocky and squat. It is hard to argue that a completely different effect is usually expected from casual wear.
The Elizabeth and James collection ends with dresses that copy Versace models too closely: the collar-loop line, color accent, decorative lace-up side, even length - raise questions about the source of copying rather than inspiration. And if a sleeveless dress with a collar collar can be credited with points on account of the success of just such a decision of the model, then a sundress with an open side is seriously inferior to the original.