Summary: Decadence, my friend, is upon us. Enough with the simple ensembles and the clean lines and one-color palette. Peter Som‘s Fall 2008 collection brings forward glamor, color, dramatic draping, and fur! Som kept with a couple of themes in his collection, one being the just-below-the-knee skirt, but the fur and feather embellishments and the pencil fitting topped with a belted jacket didn’t place him as a fashion follower for a second. This skirt/jacket ensemble made up most of the collection; however the gasp factor was brought mostly by his elegantly draped dresses and gowns–not to mention the plethora of furs effortlessly draped over the models’ shoulders.
Color Palette: navy, cobalt ink-blot, aquamarine, peacock, tropical, panther, licorice, canary, stone, jet, lily pond print, plum, azure, ivy, parchment, black, pearl, cheetah print, Prussian blue
Textures & Details: plaid flannel, hammered silk, chiffon, tweed, gabardine, merino, chantilly lace, patent leather, chenille, wool, gauze, satin, alligator, fox, mink
Key Looks: cowl neck tops, tweed skewed skirt, layered wrap skirts, boyfriend coat, bomber jacket, feather skirt, slouched pants, double belts, fur coats, Mille-Feuille organza and tulle dresses
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Tags: Rachel Yeomans