The feminine repertoire that is Peter Som’s calling card was on full alert this season — and with a kick. “I really wanted to convey the strength and energy of downtown in the prints, the tweeds, all the things that I love,” said the designer pre-show. “My customers want that mix from me.” So out came Technicolor slim-cut suits and sleek A-line or feathered and fringed party dresses, not to mention a slew of ladylike toppers worn over a retro bikini or pretty silk separates. Many of the silhouettes actually veered toward boxy, almost Mod, which played beautifully off the supersized floral prints and bold color. These were fun, optimistic and vibrant clothes that were intensified by the mega-platforms made in collaboration with Charlotte Olympia. “That balance of strength and femininity,” Som said, “is important.”

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