fall collections, new york: peter som
by Jeremy Danté
sophisticated style was presented with metallic accents in the form of the FW11 peter som womenswear collection. less than perfect beehives sat atop the models heads as they walked down the runway clad in well tailored dresses, formal pants looks & floor length gowns. much of the collection, stylistically, reminded me of oscar de la renta- it’s that same approach to dressing women that is so timeless. with a palette consisting of cameos of orange, red, blue, grey & black- the collection is one of solid direction & promising concepts. strong not only in design direction but in cast, as anais mali walked alongside tao okamoto, ming xi, valerija kelava & rose cordero. i loved the use of fur on some of the collections coats & while i readily identify a likeness to oscar de la renta’s design style, i also admire the sense of youth seen in the clothes- though classic, the concepts aren’t dated & are given a slight tinge of modernization, which will only enhance the som labels marketability.