Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen snag dual covers for the April edition of Elle UK. If you have been living under a rock, then you would know what the sisters are taking the fashion industry by storm. In Elle, Mary Kate talks about expanding their brand into retail and having a bigger creative vision. Sure, taking a hands on approach and the need to have everything perfect (as expressed by Ashley Olsen), there is no doubt that the retail collection would be just as fashionable and successful as their high-end line. More after the heartbeat.
M-K, on their plans to expand into retail: “It’s about being creative, but having a bigger vision for that creativity. For a designer to be successful nowadays, they need to know much more than just design. [Tom Ford], his career is astonishing – the way he’s been able to do everything he has wanted to do and really not compromise at all. From fashion to film, it’s such a singular vision.”
Ashley, on not trusting others to run their businesses: We are perfectionists. We’ve always wanted to be closely involved with everything, totally hands on – that’s why it works. If we step away, it stops working. I know it sounds controlling, but that’s how it has to be.”