Its been a long time since the days of television sitcom, “Full House.” While the entire cast as transcended into different facets of life, the childhood stars, twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, haven’t as far out as you would think.
The two often reflect upon their tenure with the show, using the sitcom experience in conjunction with the look of their fashion line.
According to the dynamic duo, they accredit a lot of their lauded fashion industry success to their humble beginnings on the show.
In a recent interview with Net-a-Porter’s online fashion magazine,“The Edit,” the Olsen twins shared their recollection of their first encounters with fashion. Their ‘Full House’ character, Michelle Tanner’s fashion isn’t much of a far cry from their specialty look today. Her 90s-influenced fashion with the awkwardly cute overalls, weird sunglasses, bright-colored tops was actually the start of something beautiful. The makings of their own fashion persona are actually derived from that of Michelle Tanner’s.
“On Full House, we’d be in six-hour fittings three times a week, because we had to wear 12 different outfits,’ Ashley recalls. The majority of the wardrobe was made up of adult pieces, including Chanel and Marc Jacobs, cut to fit.” They also recalled when they may have found their fashion calling. “We were designing clothes for ourselves as we were so petite,” said Mary-Kate. “So I think that is when we became obsessed with fit, and now the obsession has become a profession.”
Their couture fashion label, The Row, features the signature “homeless” look coined by Mary-Kate Olsen. Over the years, the two have transitioned from the acting world to the mainstream fashion sector. Their line consists of over-sized fashion pieces including boots loose-fitting sweaters, flowing skirts, and huge sunglasses. Fashion critics often relate the look to the ever-popular bohemian style. The look has been noted to bridge the gap between high-end and low-end fashion.
The two have also invaded Walmart stores around the United States with their children’s clothing line, tailored for girls ages 4-14. In addition to being declared ‘iconic’ in the fashion world by the New York Times, they’ve also been lauded for their internal work in the business sector of the fashion label. The National Labor Committee has also praised the Olsens for their unwavering committee to their employees and worker rights. The twins have definitely evolved into staunch business women, and there’s no acting involved. What you see is what you get – literally and figuratively.
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