LOS ANGELES, February 6, 2015 – The hit TV show “Scandal” just may have spawned another hit. The #OhSoScandalous designer line of clothing is offering a new collection inspired by the hit TV show’s stylish heroine, Olivia Pope.
Kerry Washington, who plays Pope, has teamed up with The Limited’s head of design Elliot Staples and “Scandal” costumer designer,Lyn Paolo to design a line of women clothes that features sleek power suits, outerwear and beautiful separates.
“What’s most exciting about the spring collection is that we were inspired by the fan’s reactions to the line,” Washington told the attending media.
“Lyn, Elliot and I were constantly discussing the responses we saw on social media about what people were loving and gravitating towards. That direct fan and consumer response really informed the new pieces of the spring collection,” she said.
“We’re introducing three fantastic looks inspired by the other women on the show,” Washington explained. “Mellie, Abby and Quinn each have a signature style and it’s fun to offer the fans something that reflects those characters as well.”
“There are 78 pieces in this collection but with those pieces you could come up with 3,000 different looks, you can into change with stuff from your closet.”
The colors that were chosen for the line are basic black, white, gray and beige. They have also added a new green dress you would likely see worn by the first lady “Mellie” on the show.
The collection does have some flaws. The Limited will not be carrying your size in its stores if you are tall or over size 18. Such “non-standard” sizes can only be ordered online.
The coats and some of the dresses in this line seem to be cut only for petite women. Consequently, the entire line seems to run small. You’ll also need to check the quality of the individual items as the clothes are made in Vietnam where quality control can be questionable, and not in America.
Priced affordably for the everyday working woman, the collection retails from $44.95 (tops) to $198 (jackets) and is now available in stores and via TheLimited.com starting on Friday, February 13.