58 posts tagged "Mary-Kate Olsen"
Earlier this month, the CFDA elected three new designers to sit on its board in order to replace former members Yeohlee Teng, Kenneth Cole, and Isabel Toledo, who will retain emeritus status. WWD reports today that the newcomers are Prabal Gurung, Deborah Lloyd, and The Row’s Ashley Olsen. Strangely, there was no mention of Ashley’s twin and co-designer, Mary-Kate. That’s not to say that the former Full House stars are required to do everything in tandem, but still…maybe next year?
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have acquired a minority ownership stake in e-commerce brand BeachMint, reports WWD. The company, which comprises ShoeMint, IntiMint, StyleMint (the Olsens have served as designers here since 2011), and JewelMint (which just announced a collaboration with Richard Chai), has brought the busy twentysomethings onboard to consult and serve as co-chairs of its advisory board. The twins have already proven themselves in the fashion biz, what with the success of Elizabeth and James, Olsenboye, and, of course, their luxury line, The Row. Their latest investment makes us think that this pair might just be en route to becoming a whole new breed of fashion mogul.
Style.com’s executive editor, Nicole Phelps, called out Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s “beautifully understated” Fall ’12 collection for The Row as one of her highlights of the season in our editor scrapbook. The CFDA members are decidedly on the same page—the sister act earned a Womenswear Designer of the Year award nod, alongside seasoned veterans like Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, on Wednesday night. Here, watch a Style.com exclusive video (below) showcasing the luxe, monochrome looks the Olsens presented at the historic Bemelmans Bar in February.