May 27, 2008
Inspired by a book about the jewels of the rajas, Peter Som took a "Passage to India" for Resort. The collection was unsurprisingly rich in romance but retained what Som likes to call his "sense of quirkiness." Ladylike, patchworked coatsmixing tweed and an abstracted paisley printcould be worn as easily with a brightly colored chiffon wrap dress as with lean trousers that slouched at the ankle. For evening, there was a one-shouldered dress of layers of fil coupé chiffon that floated dreamily about the bodynow, that's the ticket.