New York and Paris are two of Peter Som’s favorite cities. For fall the designer merged the two effectively with a lineup — presented as a digital runway show — that nicely captured Gotham’s urban chic and the insouciance of the French capital. Or as Som put it in his show notes: “an electric mash-up of early Eighties NYC downtowners photographed by Amy Arbus, mixed with the romance of Paris.” Two such examples included a black-and-white patchwork bustier dress that incorporated a painted dot fabric on the shoulders and waist, with a skirt in layered chiffon over sequins; and a leopard-print sweater with a floral sequined pencil skirt. Some of Som’s new prints were equally appealing, including an abstract floral that had a graffiti feel à la New York’s streets during the Eighties. As for the party dresses, they had a soft, languid touch and sense of lightness that young, fashionable women in any city would appreciate.

New York and Paris are two of Peter Som’s favorite cities. For fall the designer merged the two effectively with a lineup — presented as a digital runway show — that nicely captured Gotham’s urban chic and the insouciance of the French capital. Or as Som put it in his show notes: “an electric mash-up of early Eighties NYC downtowners photographed by Amy Arbus, mixed with the romance of Paris.” Two such examples included a black-and-white patchwork bustier dress that incorporated a painted dot fabric on the shoulders and waist, with a skirt in layered chiffon over sequins; and a leopard-print sweater with a floral sequined pencil skirt. Some of Som’s new prints were equally appealing, including an abstract floral that had a graffiti feel à la New York’s streets during the Eighties. As for the party dresses, they had a soft, languid touch and sense of lightness that young, fashionable women in any city would appreciate.

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