Though the word “ladylike” will surely be used to sum up Peter Som’s fall collection, we had visions of football players dancing in our head all morning.
For spring, Som pleased the ultimate girly girl—bright florals, short shorts, mini peplums. But he anticipates his customer having grown up a lot by the time September rolls around. For starters, she’s fancy enough to wear five shades of white at once, in luxe mixed textures like fur, silk and sheer organza, and they’ll come in silhouettes like the one above right and sheath dresses or pencil skirts. Big shoulders tapered into fitted arms, like retro football players, and struck a balance with slim, sexy secretary bottoms (some with ruffles to frame one’s bum) and strappy sandals completed the transformation.
Toward the end, Som loosened up a bit with the ultimate fashion girl gift: cat prints!