SOM MOVING ON: After five successful seasons consulting on Tommy Hilfiger’s women’s runway collection and accessories, Peter Som is giving up the gig. He won’t be consulting on the spring 2013 women’s runway collections. Som was brought in as a creative consultant in 2009 to refresh the label’s image in the U.S., especially among luxury customers, and to bring a modern interpretation to many of Hilfiger’s signature styles. Both camps confirmed that the decision was mutual and amicable and reserved the possibility that Som would work with the brand in the future.
“It was a pleasure getting to know Tommy personally, and an honor to work with him — he has been a wonderful mentor. I look forward to focusing on my own business and the other opportunities I have ahead of me,” said Som Thursday. Going forward, the company’s in-house team will work directly with Hilfiger on the women’s runway collections.
Simon Spurr, who has consulted on the men’s collection for three seasons, will continue in his current role as a consultant for the spring 2013 collections.