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2009 June 9

Runway Reviews

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Elise Overland Resort 2010 Elise Overland Resort 2010
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(NEW YORK) Elise Øverland
For Resort 2010, leathermistress Øverland has expanded her offerings, rendering her bestselling leather tights in slightly looser styles made of borderline-transparent silk. They're a seasonally welcome counterpoint to the draped, effortless tops and dresses that give her collections a sense of balance. Øverland is focusing increasingly on dresses, with a red-and-white sequined zebra print bandeau style catering to the cocktail crowd while a long, blousy, asymmetrial silver tunic is bound to please bohemian spirits. And of course, the leather is exceptional, namely a pale peach skirt "suit" that best embodies the rock-and-roll designer's unique versatility.

Designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi have created a thirst for Preen's tautly-draped dresses, and for Resort, there are plenty of ones to love. From a shamelessly narrow nude bandage to a green-and-black printed silk wrap, these frocks are destined to fly off the sales floor--and that's a very, very good thing. A smattering of paper bag waisted shorts and trousers offered alternative takes on resort dressing, while a peach blouse and accompanying skirt (avec a lone asymmetrical ruffle) even give the office crowd a chance to get in on the fun.

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