Sugar and spice, and all that’s nice, that’s what Elise Øverland‘s girls are made of.
It was no surprise to see plenty of leather on Øverland’s runway for her Spring/Summer 2010 show–she’s known for her bad ass leather shells and minis. But for spring she softened her tough black leather tops, shorts, dresses and jumpsuits with white lace blouses, and flowy short silk skirts and dresses in vivid blues and chartreuse. Øverland’s tiered mini dresses, in lace, in leather, in soft gray prints, in shades of blue silk with caplets, were the most successful.
More surprising than Øverland’s relatively sparing use of leather for her spring collection, was model Hahn-Bin, a renowned Korean violinist who walked down the runway in a tiered leather skirt, royal blue silk top, while playing his violin. At the end of the runway he stopped for longer than the usual beat models give photographers to get their shot, finished his song to the applause of a front row that included Nicky Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Amanda Hearst and other assorted socialites, and walked back down the runway like any other model.
**Photos by Julia Silverman.