Here are some HIGHlights:
On designing without any formal training
Ashley: "Dualstar started when we were six. And we had a collection with Walmart at twelve, which was the upper tier of the tween market. It was before celebrity designers.
MKO: "And we were really designing it. It would be jeans, a bit bohemian, or with a little blazer. It was really fashion-forward.”
On their influences
MKO: "We had our observations about fashion changing, when it went from being so eighties to the slipdress and the dark lip. We’d see students coming back from college in grunge. And then Lori Loughlin [Full House] had all this great Donna Karan.
On their future
Ashley: "I want to run a studio. I’d probably like to manage other people on their brands. It could be an artist. A young designer. It could be an existing brand."
We love the accompanying photo shoot! It's so nice to see them acting silly and smiling, just like the good ol' days.
[Images courtesy of Bruce Weber / Weber.]