Pre-fall was the first Elizabeth and James collection designed in-house since Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took back the license from Jaya Apparel Group earlier this year. Though they weren’t present at the preview, the Olsens are apparently now more involved in their secondary line. With an emphasis on versatility, ease and the interplay of the casual and sophisticated, the lineup was heavy on boxy sweaters — knits are a major focus — and long, fluid skirts and dresses.


Some of the best pieces were done in silk and satin, such as a bronze, asymmetrical skirt worn with a gray boyfriend knit, and a rose satin suit with a tomboy fit jacket and wide-leg trousers that contrasted a boyish casual fit with a more dressed up fabric.

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