62 posts tagged "Mary-Kate Olsen"
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.
Christian Lacroix is the latest designer to be honored with a museum exhibit. His Swarovski-decorated designs for La Source, a 2011 production of a nineteenth-century ballet, will be showcased at the National Costume Museum in Moulins, France. [WWD]
Mary Katrantzou is known for her hyper-realistic digital prints, but a typewriter collector in Switzerland thought one of the designer’s Fall 2012 dresses (pictured) was a bit too literal in inspiration. Adwoa Bagalini, who runs the blog Retro Tech Geneva, wrote Katrantzou a friendly letter pointing out the similarities to her typewriter photo. The designer admitted the correlation and sent Bagalini her own typewriter dress. [Racked]
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who were appointed as creative directors of Superga in September 2011, are set to unveil their latest capsule shoe collection for the label later this month at Harvey Nichols. They have also revealed that they will be doing a Superga range under their label The Row. [Vogue U.K.]
The latest industry rumor isn’t about a Dior appointment—but rather, the house’s former designer John Galliano. Hint reports that Galliano may be heading to Schiaparelli. With the Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibit Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion, it would be a timely comeback for the Italian house. [Hint]