If designers are artists then they must be inspired, nay? For Peter Som inspiration came by way of Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich: “Smoldering femininity and masculine garb.” Som worked tuxedo themes and sheer elements to give shirts and coats a strong architectural look. A variety of fall colors danced on silk tops and dress, and a set of patchwork furs were bursting with color.
“I wanted to convey a sense of strength and beauty– this collection is about a streamlined and bold silhouette with lots of textural mixes inspired by John Chamberlain and Brancusi,” stated Som.
How highbrow! Well what ever he did worked. The women seated inside Made at MiLK Studio 2 ate it up like a Malawi at Thanksgiving! Here are a few of their WOW moments:
Peter Som runs through the final looks.
Lisa Smilor, Deputy Director: Programs and Operations, Council of Fashion Designers of America
Excuse me! My what moment?
Your WOW moment love!
I think those fluffy pieces and the fur... That was fabulous!
The delightful Olivia Chantecaille (pictured left), cosmetic power-player and socialite, at the show.
You seemed to enjoy the show. Where were your WOW moments?
Oh my goodness! There were quite a few actually. It was really exciting! I loved the combination pieces. I also thought that the fitted pants, with the black eyelets looked fab and different. Quite beautiful!
Leandra Medine a.k.a. The Man Repeller
You were just front row at Peter Som… What was your WOW moment?
The fur was amazing obviously! But I don't typically WOW fur...
Bonnie Morrison, PR Doyenne, with Peter Som
What are you doing these days? What's new?
Oh nothing new! I'm still doing all the PR… ever since Men's Vogue folded… consulting …
What was your favorite look? Where was your WOW moment?
I would say all of the fur! But I particularly liked the patchwork pieces. Yup.
We couldn't catch Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo... but we saw her oggle a few pieces.