Elizabeth and James Resort 2014: The Minimalist's Take on Sporty
The Elizabeth and James Resort 2014 collection didn't pull any punches, aside from the few and far between pops of colour. And in doing so, designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen stuck to a fairly strict black and white palette, supplying the dynamic with the details. Embossed polka dots, sheer Greek key patterns, bright oversize clutches, and subtly placed ruffles were among the collection's most noticeable "affectations."
Through a larger lens, the Resort silhouette leaned toward a sportier kind of simplicity (just look to the racerback-style necklines and shower-esque sandal slides). But unlike the boyish attitude of other athletically inclined collections, this one felt clean and perfectly feminine.