Elise Overland hosted her first-ever Los Angeles trunk show at Arcade on Tuesday.
The upscale Melrose Avenue boutique, owned by Rochelle Gores, carries the artsy line, along with labels like Ungaro, Vivienne Westwood and Alexis Mabille.
“I think it works here, it’s got a sensibility that is edgy and feminine,” Overland said at the soiree, which had a holiday party feel to it.
The 60 or so guests, including Nicky Hilton, clamored for Overland’s ultra-soft, fitted leather jackets, which run from about $1,500 to $2,000 and signature leather stretch pants — some shoppers even called after closing to buy smaller sizes while they were still in stock.
The Norway-born, New York-based Overland said she’s happy with her Los Angeles following (her line is already in stores like H. Lorenzo and Madison) and might consider opening standalone stores in L.A. and New York in the future.