Anna Wintour said it a year ago at the Webby Awards, “Sometimes Geeks Can Be Chic,” and TEXTILE by Elizabeth and James’ new, comic book-inspired Fall 2012 collection is definitely what we would call, chic.
Designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the collection’s denim and pants appear as if they came out of a Marvel comic book — the bold colored pants are induced with different colors such as, black and red pinstripes, a bright red and green flat-front plaid, replete with stripes that multi-angle toward the shins, and a two palette camo of the usual earth tones, blacks, whites and grays.
To go along with the pants, there are matching camo shirts, while the other t-shirts are solid bright reds, greens, whites and blacks. The elbow patch sweaters are wide-necked with a contrasting patch color that highlights the piece.
And of course, what is a comic book inspired collection without some classic comic book typography? Some of the shirts from the collection feature a “BAAANG” explosion across the chest making it a design that would make Stan Lee proud.
TEXTILE by Elizabeth and James is the Olsen twins’ casual line that aims to modernize sportswear by incorporating a casual, tomboy look into traditional, classic, clean American fashion— and they did just that.
The collection will be available in the fall, but can be purchased early next week at Bergdorf Goodman and Denim Habit.