New York Fashion Week: Peter Som Spring 2012

My first hit show of the Spring 2012 season is that of Peter Som. He has long been one of my favorite designers because of his use of bright colors and prints and this collection was no exception.

Peter truly designs pieces that are original and we all know that is what fashion-minded women are looking for when they go to spend their money. His pieces are distinctive and I love that he goes for eye-popping shades, even showing them for Fall in the past which is not the norm.

Out of this world floral prints were shown on dresses, cropped trousers and retro-inspired swim separates. Though a great length for the office, the aforementioned trousers might only work in certain industries (fashion of course), even though a houndstooth pair might look quite good when paired with a white button-down blouse. I loved the addition of feathers in bright colors including cobalt blue on Anais Mali, hot pink on Anais Pouliot and lime green on a skirt that was paired with a colorblock tee. Color is electrifying for Spring and colorblocking is definitely still going strong.

The 1960’s were definitely alive in Mod-inspired sheaths: one worn by Jasmine Tookes in yellow was paired with turquoise sandals. Most interesting to me were the gowns, which I really hope to see someone wear on the red carpet. Bold hues and thigh-high slits were blended together in simple silhouettes on Liu Wen and Peter took it even further with a blue abstract dot print on Melissa Tammerjin and Constance Jablonski. Michelle Obama and Eva Mendes are both fans of the brand and I really think that some of the designs shown for Spring would look perfect on them.

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