SNEAK PEEK: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Launch Men's For Elizabeth and James

02/26/2009 at 06:44 PM ET

Courtesy L’Koral Industries; Dave M. Benett/Getty (inset)

Just a few weeks after announcing a men’s collection for their high-end line The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are gearing up to launch menswear under their Elizabeth and James line for fall! “We knew eventually there would be a guy, James,” Ashley tells WWD. While the contemporary womenswear line already teeters on the feminine-masculine line, the menswear collection, says Ashley is “about balancing uptown and downtown.” But, continues Mary-Kate, “That’s not literal, it’s just a reference to fabrics and risks that people are willing to take in the way they dress.” The designing duo took inspiration from Oliver Twist and Peter Pan’s Lost Boys for their first Elizabeth and James men’s collection, which will launch at Barneys this fall with prices leaning higher than the womenswear line. With shoes launching around the same time, and jewelry already on the shelves, we wonder what’s next for the Olsen design team. Handbags? Please!

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Cate on

Ugh, gross.
You can definitely tell this is something Mary-Kate would design – it has a certain bag lady (or man) look to it.

couturerocks on

It looks very promising!

mai on

it is so very them and its great!
i can’t wait for them to do something were it is a little affordable. but it would be great if they did do handbags!!!

stacey on

This looks amazing. i can’t wait to dress my boyfriend in Elizabeth and James mens. i’m sure ashley and mary-kate will get it right!

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omg tragic like them doppers UGLY!!!

michaelangello on

well… it looks kinda good, but…
the model looks lean and tall and i think it is the wrong length of jacket doing that to him.
it needs to be shorter or longer.
colours are all good although it would be nice to see some fresh winter colours come in for men for a change.
and the angel of the camera for the picture is wrong.

LRS on

i love mary kate and ashley, they’re fantastic business women! Very inspiring!

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