Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have served as style icons for women, ranging in ages two, to 92, since their breakout role as Michelle Tanner in Full House. They successfully dominated the tween and teen set with their groundbreaking collaboration with Wal-Mart stores nationwide, long before it was en vogue to team up with affordable retailers. The Olsen twins paved the way for the likes of Max Azria, Vera Wang, Lauren Conrad and Miley Cyrus to design accessible fashion for the masses, all with their signature bohemian twist. And now, it looks like they’re ready to dominate the charitable shoe industry, with their latest collaboration with wildly popular Toms Shoes.
Toms broke onto the shoe scene with their revolutionary One for One campaign, vowing to donate one pair of shoes to a needy child for every single pair of Toms sold. What began as an underground style movement has seeped into the celebrity set – and now, comfortable, affordable Toms can be seen on the feet of some of the world’s biggest stars. We weren’t surprised to hear that Mary-Kate and Ashley were interested in somehow participating in the One for One campaign, and now we’ve finally seen promotional shots of their exclusive designs for Toms.
Following the success of their ultra-luxurious The Row clothing line, we were expecting the Olsens to design something luxe and opulent for the generally plain-Jane shoe company – and the petite twins certainly delivered. The Cashmere Collection by Mary-Kate and Ashley features Toms signature style in black, gray and plaid-patterned Italian wool and cashmere. The extravagant footwear will retail at prices ranging from $140 to $150, and Toms will donate an equally lavish pair to a child in need.
Even though we think the price point is slightly high for an everyday flat, we’re considering picking up a pair for ourselves come fall. We can’t resist fashion with a charitable tie (pun intended) – so we’re curious to check out this new celebrity collaboration. What do you think of Mary-Kate and Ashley’s latest project?