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E S P impresses at Oslo Runway

Oslo Runway is the premier Norwegian fashion week event. Designer Elisabeth Stray Pedersen, specializing in wool coats, jackets and scarves made by Norwegian lamb wool, is described as one of the shooting stars of Norwegian fashion. Her show at Oslo Fashion Week for AW 18 was by many selected as one of the highlights of the week.

Designer Elisabeth Stray Pedersen presented her AW 18 collection at her factory in Kabelgata/Oslo

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"The most significant performer during this cycle's Oslo Runway was E S P, which is the brainchild of Norwegian designer Elisabeth Stray Pedersen. Stray Pedersen is the product of Oslo National Academy and in her work that academic clarity comes through with ease and poise. The E S P team creates curated contemporary collections developed at their in-house factory Lillunn, a 60-year-old Norwegian seam factory Stray Pedersen inherited in 2015. In January 2018 the factory and the studio start a new chapter in Kabelgaten in Oslo. In terms of the aesthetics, the work E S P shows is exceptional with a very clear understanding of how lines complement the human body. The long coats, hoodies with a mind of their own, the Balenciaga meets oslo weather skirts, were all produced with functionality in mind. But if functionality is the minimalist foundation of E S P, then the tailoring is the cream on top. Deconstructed Nina Ricci-esque shoulders were a joy to look at. And none of the looks presented behaved like a poor derivative but proud incorporation of history, knowledge and above all clarity of vision."

- Deux Magazine

"One of the fashion designers at the main stage of the creative scene is Elisabeth Stray Pedersen. The designer recently showcased her collection at Oslo Runway, displaying a knack for wearable fashion, with a focus on Norwegian craftsmanship and their loyal fabrication of wool combining traditional techniques into a modern context merging references such as Schiaparelli and Kandinsky."

- Vogue Italia

"Elisabeth Stray Pedersen (ESP) combines modern, oversized and feminine materials in her fall and winter collection for 2018. The designer shooting star is establishing, and here she shows comfort and confidence in her design displayed during Oslo Runway"

- Fashion in Oslo

"One of the fashion designers at the main stage of the creative scene is Elisabeth Stray Pedersen. The designer recently showcased her collection at Oslo Runway, displaying a knack for wearable fashion, with a focus on Norwegian craftsmanship and their loyal fabrication of wool combining traditional techniques into a modern context merging references such as Schiaparelli and Kandinsky."

- Vogue Italia

"Elisabeth Stray Pedersen (ESP) combines modern, oversized and feminine materials in her fall and winter collection for 2018. The designer shooting star is establishing, and here she shows comfort and confidence in her design displayed during Oslo Runway"

- Fashion in Oslo

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Marion Tviland

Director Wool