Pretty Average Fall Show from Elise Øverland

Thanks to trend forecasting, leather, suede, shearling and velvet has appeared on many runways and Elise Øverland is no exception. People say that leather is Elise Øverland’s specialty but I’m still not convinced. Derek Lam and Proenza Schouler both showed how leather can be whipped into something chic and easy (see their skirts) but Øverland’s dresses and skirts appeared heavy and restricting. There were exceptions of course. A snug fitting, quilted jacket and a beautifully draped dress looked sharp and sexy. There were a couple of 80’s big shouldered jackets that seemed at odds with the rest of the collection. In a season where almost every designer is doing something in leather, Øverland should’ve been streets ahead in terms of design and cut.


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