ELIZABETH AND JAMES SPRING/SUMMER 2015 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Each season it’s interesting to see Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen showcase their ultra-personal, ultra-luxe collections for The Row, then switch gears for their younger, contemporary Elizabeth and James line. At the label’s latest Spring presentation, models were arranged in front of vintage wooden surfboards, which indicated the collection’s subtle West Coast influence. “We’ve been going back and forth to Los Angeles a lot more since opening the Row store there and wanted the clothes to feel fresh and a bit more casual,” explained Mary-Kate. The designers channeled a laid-back California vibe most directly with standout pieces including fringy knit serape tops, textured bajas, and breezy checked button-ups tucked into palm-print pencil skirts. Elsewhere, they struck a sporty-feminine balance by mixing together floral windbreakers and bandeau tops with sheer, burnout lattice skirts. The rest of the E+J lineup featured cute striped separates, cool belt bags (first introduced for Resort), and signature stretchy crepe suiting. This time around the Olsens also included several noteworthy onesies—slim white overalls, cropped jumpsuits, and a strapless wide-legged number—that underscored the emphasis on easy modernity here, particularly when styled with clean, flat sandals.

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