About Peter Som Peter Som, a native San Francisco, was raised by an artistic family, both his parents are architects, Today, Peter is continuously influenced by the ideals of form, composition to design clothes for elegant and sophisticated women. While he was at the prestigious Parsons, he apprenticed with two of America’s most well-known designers- Michael Kors and Calvin Klein. He was recognized by the CFDA as an rising star and was nominated by many awards. Peter made his debut line in Bryant Park in 2001. From July 2007 to October 2008 Peter Som served as Creative Director of women’s wear for Bill Blass. During his tenure at the legendary design house Peter’s collections received enormous praise from both press and retailers alike. His clean, unfettered yet feminine clothes have been winning accolades from buyers and critics alike.
About Peter Som SS2010 Collection: It was reported by style.com that Peter was inspired by cruisewear, Jacques- Heni Lartigue’s photos of Deauville and Hokusai woodcuts in this season. The entire collection was very delight and joyful, the color palette is vibrant and mixture with rich textures and details. I think the collection was that downtown chic meets uptown elegant. It was an eccentric, quirky yet luxurious and feminine.
The silhouette was very clean and straight lined. It encompassed either simple separates such as tops teaming with shorts or skirts or shift dresses. The style was very simple but wearable. The collection focused on color and texture rather than silhouette.
Accessory trends To make different from previous style, Peter added the whimsical hair accessories in this season. The chunky hair accessories are reminiscent me of traditional African style which highlighted the whole look and increase the exotic feelings.
Color Palette: bright, vibrant, solid color teaming with prints, strips matching with prints. Overall I think Peter Som is optimistic and look forward to the future, The color combination is bold and eye-catching, and the look is getting younger and edgier. Peter said that he wanted to make every cloth sparkle and evey fabric