Elizabeth and James does menswear
I am of the view that actors should stick to acting, models to modeling, designers to designing and so forth. It is characteristic of our times that this is not the case, even though we know that it is for the greater good. Think – Lindsay Lohan’s recent butchering of Emmanual Ungaro’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection as a result of her new role as Artistic Adviser. However, I have one exception to this rule – the Olsen twins. Mary-Kate and Ashley have managed to seamlessly go from successful child actresses to renowned and well respected fashion designers. They have two main lines under their belt – Elizabeth and James and The Row, both of which are successful womenswear lines stocked in stores such as Harvey Nichols and Selfridges and online at net-a-porter and Shopbop. It also helps that the clothes are very wearable.
Elizabeth and James is named after the twins’ younger sister and older brother and for Autumn/Winter 2009 or Fall as the Americans refer to it has kindly offered up a collection for the guys.
The clothes are simple and classic. There is nothing like a well-groomed man and it seems that Mary-Kate and Ashley agree.