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Olsens shows off chic collection

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen showed off a chic line at New York Fashion Week yesterday.

The Hollywood stars have moved from the acting world into fashion and presented the latest collection from their high-end label in a town house on the Upper East Side as part of New York Fashion Week.

The pieces were seemingly inspired by Edwardian times, but the twins shied away from making that too obvious. Instead, they went for simple hints - so overcoats were kept long and paired over simple jackets, with mink colour adding a hint of excitement.

Layering was a key look; coats came over jackets, with tops beneath them and seemingly leggings worn under peg-leg trousers.

Those who wanted something a little more modern were treated to boxy leather jackets with the same collar detailing, always in dark hues.

Colours stuck to bottle green, black and grey, with the occasional pop of white. The meshing of fabrics also helped the collection look up to date, with satin shirts worn under silk jackets and mule shoes - with peep toes - boasting ruffled chiffon detailing.

As the range continued more fabrics were featured, with one jacket coming in half navy and half black. While the blue portion was a thick stippled cloth, the black part was furry and the lapels in silk.

Oversized knitwear in cable knit cream and black featured heavily, as they have on many of the recent New York Fashion Week catwalks.

In all it was an elegant and well-thought out presentation which shows why Mary-Kate and Ashley have been so lauded for their designs.

Donna Karan also showed yesterday and welcomed Uma Thurman to her presentation. The actress sat front row and praised the designer for her "chic and wearable" pieces.

Molly Sims and Ivanka Trump were spotted at Carolina Herrera's catwalk.

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