After a Phenomenal The Row showing, Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen seemed to have run out of ideas, because their Elizabeth and James collection was particularly weak and uninspiring and Far too on the Junior Side of Contempo! There were some fresh and exciting pieces, but on the whole, it looked Tween-y.
Being inspired by L.A. and Beach-y Surf culture because they have been spending more time in Cali after opening their store there, did nothing to elevate the clothes... A White shirt with a Softly flared White Net skirt was fresh and Pretty, as were a pair of Sash waisted Sleeveless Jumpsuits with cropped pant legs in Navy and White. However, that they were simply the same item in different colours failed to impress and was actually quite amateurish!
This tendency to repeat outfits in opposing colours always is a sign that a Designer is falling back on the familiar and was at a loss of inspiration. This collection was the picture of that idea and was not the best, by any means, of what the prodigious talents that the Olsen Twins are, Have to offer!