February 22, 2011

f/w 2011 new york: elise overland.

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during fashion week, the shows always fit into two camps, the traditional runway stomp and the unique (but sometimes kitschy) Show (and yes, it does warrant the capital letter). the elise øverland show was one of those events that sounded silly and even kitschy when i first learned of it, but once i was there, standing on the edge of the rink at the standard hotel, i knew i was seeing something very, very cool.

the clothing definitely did not take a back seat to the show, with quilted leather minis, fluffy colored furs, short ruched dresses, astrakhan and shearling jackets, and shiny printed coats worn over solid color tights or leggings and paired with transparent vinyl belts and scarves. the palette of peach, mint, citron, lilac, and orange was not your typical one for fall, but with all the seventies earthy tones around, it felt fresh and young. i look forward to seeing this collection close up and using øverland’s take on fall to influence my shopping for the season.

pics from nymag.com; video by me