A reliable source for girly-girls with a taste for quirk, Peter Som delivered on the frou factor for which he’s known with soft pastels, lace, lightweight tweed and lingerie effects in bustiers and bra tops. “It’s Courtney Love meets Brooke Astor with a surreal, through-the-looking glass touch,” said Som backstage. Packaged in a perky veneer of pretty, the collection had its wittily subversive moments, mainly in a pill print that appeared on silk blouses. The mishmash of influences amounted to some of Som’s best work: a chevron patchwork snakeskin coat done in a kaleidoscope of Seventies color, an oversize T-shirt tucked into a maxiskirt for bohemian evening and a blue poplin shirtdress with a large white collar and billowing, draped bubble skirt. The standout was the printed denim collaboration with Earnest Sewn, specifically, the low-slung, baggy shorts, that Som called, “My ‘Fresh Prince’ moment.” They were cute and cool, and street in an unexpected way.

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