Fashion Roundup: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to Design Menswear; Michelle Obama to Fashion Week?; Young Designers Struggling

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen‘s label, The Row, will soon include menswear. “It’s definitely an older, masculine man,” Ashley said of the type of man that the sisters find inspiring. [WWD

Fashion design newcomers, who until recently had the support of awards and grants, are struggling to keep afloat. [NY Times

Also, celebrity fashion lines (though presumably, not the Olsens’) are on their way out. [AdAge via Cityfile

Last night, Doo-Ri Chung debuted her secondary, lower-priced collection, which retails for $150 to $900, with most pieces in the $200 to $300 range. [Vogue UK

Unfortunately for Fashion Week organizers, First Lady Michelle Obama has yet to RSVP. [WWD