Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen on the "New Luxury"

March 9, 2017

Notoriously press-shy designers Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, who've built a fashion empire with their brands The Row and Elizabeth and James, have plenty to say in a new interview with Net-a-Porter's The EDIT. The 30-year-old design duo chats with the online magazine about everything from taking production of Elizabeth and James back in-house after eight years working with Jaya Apparel Group to "the new luxury," which is, according to Mary-Kate, "the idea that you can still have fashion, great fabrics, and great fits at a lower price point." 

In the last 12 months, Elizabeth and James has added 100 new retail accounts, expanded their Nirvana beauty collection, and opened the label's first boutique in Los Angeles, featuring furnishings handpicked by the designers. "I've always been a worker," Ashley tells The EDIT. "It has taken me a lot to figure out how to take a vacation." 

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