"Structured suiting and draped silks": That was Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen's succinct summation of this season's Elizabeth and James lineup. The designers may keep it simple when it comes to this fast-growing little-sister line, but that doesn't mean dull.
Claiming travel as an inspiration, they showed jackets and trousers in colors inspired by Moroccan sunrises and sunsets. An elongated, oversize blazer in magenta (a color they carried over from Resort) came paired with matching cuffed pants, and a tile-print shell coordinated with the full-leg cropped bottoms it was shown with. More often than not, though, the sisters broke up the looks: jacquard on top and taffeta on the bottom or vice versa. Another suit in peach and ivory metallic cotton had a rumply appearance that jibed with the Olsens' own personal styles. Same goes for the flat sandals that the models wore with every look, including a black silk bubble dress with an elasticized hem for ease of movement, and a white ankle-grazing wrap skirt worn with a black V-neck blouse.
While showing off a table full of other shoes and jewelry, the designers reported that the first Elizabeth and James fragrance will debut at Sephora next March.