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Peter SomSpring Summer 2015 New York

Runway Review
9/5/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Peter Som always tows the line between prim and eccentric, thus it was no surprise that juxtaposition was the inspiration for his latest collection. He's a fan of the layered-on look and ensembles were definitely multi-dimensional here - printed maillots layered under waxy transparent jackets, longer line strapless blouses paired with loose-fit trousers, a striped double-breasted sleeveless vest giving flair to a polished shirt dress. A sensory overload for sure that the Som woman has become well-versed in making look effortlessly chic after all these years.

Prints were a tour de force right out of the gate, as were the getups’ anchor pieces: chunky open-toe sandals with both fringe and tie detailing for a simultaneously preppy and punk pairing. Stripes were pitted against one another with a black and white vertical form clashing with thicker, tri-tone horizontal lines. The classic pattern lent a classic American sportswear sensibility to a figure-hugging maxi dress, sporty chic frock hitting the lower-thigh, an intricately-layered skirt with a flash of leg, and easy pants that could carry the brand's customers from Spring throughout the remainder of the year.

Designers are showing no signs of eschewing the season's tried and true florals and those were shown here in subdued navy and white, as well as a punchier variation of tangerine, olive, white, and navy. The decoration was strewn across poolside-perfect one-pieces, retro-inspired briefs, and an on-trend bandeau. A strong-shouldered trench and pleated mini skirt pairing spoke to the contrasting adjacency of masculinity and femininity that inspired Som in the first place. A red carpet-ready flower print-sprinkled gown with a fitted waist and sheer insets at its plunging v-neckline made a good case for the bevy of awards shows occurring over the next few months.

A strapless pumpkin-hued stunner with a climactic train brought the show to a close, but gold lamé was the most poignant of the collection’s last flurry of looks. Loose trousers, a sexy strapless gown with a slight slit, and a long blazer and mini dress duo channeled 70’s chic fashion, but could just as easily be seen on party-loving jetsetters who like to shimmer and sparkle with every twirl.

Altogether, the lineup was notable and wearable – save for a few offbeat moments. There weren’t very many of the romantic printed dresses that the brand’s fans eat up season after season, but the well-executed outerwear, flirty skirts, and effortless tops will surely lead customers to the cash register and checkout.

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9/5/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Peter Som always tows the line between prim and eccentric, thus it was no surprise that juxtaposition was the inspiration for his latest collection. He's a fan of the layered-on look and ensembles were definitely multi-dimensional here - printed maillots layered under waxy transparent jackets, longer line strapless blouses paired with loose-fit trousers, a striped double-breasted sleeveless vest giving flair to a polished shirt dress. A sensory overload for sure that the Som woman has become well-versed in making look effortlessly chic after all these years.

Prints were a tour de force right out of the gate, as were the getups’ anchor pieces: chunky open-toe sandals with both fringe and tie detailing for a simultaneously preppy and punk pairing. Stripes were pitted against one another with a black and white vertical form clashing with thicker, tri-tone horizontal lines. The classic pattern lent a classic American sportswear sensibility to a figure-hugging maxi dress, sporty chic frock hitting the lower-thigh, an intricately-layered skirt with a flash of leg, and easy pants that could carry the brand's customers from Spring throughout the remainder of the year.

Designers are showing no signs of eschewing the season's tried and true florals and those were shown here in subdued navy and white, as well as a punchier variation of tangerine, olive, white, and navy. The decoration was strewn across poolside-perfect one-pieces, retro-inspired briefs, and an on-trend bandeau. A strong-shouldered trench and pleated mini skirt pairing spoke to the contrasting adjacency of masculinity and femininity that inspired Som in the first place. A red carpet-ready flower print-sprinkled gown with a fitted waist and sheer insets at its plunging v-neckline made a good case for the bevy of awards shows occurring over the next few months.

A strapless pumpkin-hued stunner with a climactic train brought the show to a close, but gold lamé was the most poignant of the collection’s last flurry of looks. Loose trousers, a sexy strapless gown with a slight slit, and a long blazer and mini dress duo channeled 70’s chic fashion, but could just as easily be seen on party-loving jetsetters who like to shimmer and sparkle with every twirl.

Altogether, the lineup was notable and wearable – save for a few offbeat moments. There weren’t very many of the romantic printed dresses that the brand’s fans eat up season after season, but the well-executed outerwear, flirty skirts, and effortless tops will surely lead customers to the cash register and checkout.


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