New York Fashion Week Spring ’09. Peter Som’s Refined Romance

September 9, 2008 • New York Fashion Week Spring '09

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Summary: In my mind Peter Som‘s show was a home run. Maybe that’s because I would pretty much love to own any item in his Spring collection. It spoke to my personal aesthetic. Som’s inspiration was the Sahara Desert. "I wanted to do something optimistic and slightly escapist. I
used neutrals and oasis colors, offset by bright saturated oranges and
reds, for a sexy twist," said Som. The collection was elegant, refined and maybe a little minimalist at times, but hey, I like that kind of thing. Some may say it was a little safe, but I was wondering when someone was going to showcase a collection that would sell if the economy stays sluggish. Som obviously tried to cater to every type of customer. There is something for everyone, even bold colors for those who dare to abandon the minimalist chic the designer is known for. 

Color Palette: white, ivory, beige, metallic tan, taupe, dove, teal, rose, magenta, orange,  coral, electric blue, aqua, silver, gunmetal, black

Fabrics & Textures: suede, silk, tulle, seersucker, metallics, floral prints, tuxedo details, slouchy pants, rompers, tied leather belts, brown leather wide strappy belt

Key Looks: magenta and orange floral strapless cocktail dress; rose-colored washed-suede
shirtdress; beige and tan flowing silk belted seersucker shirt dress gown; silver and black floral print shift.

-Lauren Dimet Waters

Photos: WireImage

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