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24 posts tagged "Peter Som"

The Split-Second Preview: Peter Som

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The Fall ’14 Ready-to-Wear collections kick off in New York today, and will be followed by the shows in London, Milan, and Paris. Before the new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length at 140 characters or less. Our entire collection of Fall ’14 previews is available here.

Peter Som

WHO: Peter Som

WHERE: New York

WHEN: Friday, February 7

WHAT: “Fall ’14 is all about tailored silhouettes with a sixties Parisian vibe that gives way to feminine Morocco-inspired flou.”— Peter Som. The designer sent us a glimpse at his Fall ’14 lineup, above.

Photo: Courtesy of Peter Som

Leandra Medine Really Loves Fashion Week

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York kicks off this Wednesday and marks the beginning of the month of shows that will follow in London, Milan, and Paris. It’s exhilarating, but it can be a little chaotic, too, so much so that sometimes we forget just how great the four fashion weeks—not to mention those who participate in them—really are. This season, Mercedes-Benz launches its ongoing Fashion Creatives series, and its first subject, Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, is a die-hard NYFW fan.

The day-in-the-life-style video, which debuts exclusively here, follows the blogger around her hometown of New York, pausing at all her favorite spots, like Jack’s Wife Freda, McNally Jackson bookstore, and, of course, a few boutiques.

“I really love fashion week—I’m not one to ever complain about it. I love seeing people I haven’t seen in a while, and I love seeing what other women are wearing,” Medine told Style.com. Her enthusiasm is genuine—and infectious. Since she missed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday last season due to Rosh Hashanah, Medine is looking forward to seeing Jason Wu, Altuzarra, and Peter Som. “I’m also very excited about my friend Rosie [Assoulin]‘s presentation on Monday,” Medine added. “She is such a visionary.”

In the event that New York is still plagued by the Polar Vortex come Wednesday, Medine has a foolproof sartorial formula. “For the past two weeks I’ve been wearing leggings under all of my jeans,” she told us. “Or with skirts, I’ll wear two pairs of tights and socks, then a tank top, a long-sleeved shirt and a sweater, and then a coat over that,” she continued. “But it’s usually so hot in all of the venues that I’m sure I’ll walk outside and won’t even want to wear a coat at all!”

For more information and behind-the-scenes coverage, visit www.mercedes-benz.com/fashion.

Peter Som’s Studies in Anthropologie

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“It’s a combination of all the things I love,” said Peter Som of his debut capsule collection for Anthropologie. Anyone who’s familiar with Som’s punchy, feminine womenswear range knows that the designer has a particular fondness for floral prints (evidence: Fall 2013). So it’s no surprise that his eleven-piece line—which, priced between $128 to $360, features flirty frocks, easy summer skirts, a maxi dress, and more—is full of bright, blossoming patterns. “The collection has that off-kilter, patchwork, kind of magpie sensibility. It’s about a quirky elegance,” offered Som, who’s also working on a forthcoming accessories capsule for the retailer. On the fauna front, a tried-and-true Som favorite—his Spring 2012 zebra-head print—lent itself well to the playful eccentricity of Som’s Anthropologie wares. “I’m of the Diana Vreeland school of thought,” said the designer when asked about the zebras, which appear on a sweet little sundress and a tank. “Zebra is a neutral.” Available online and in stores from May 17, Som’s youthful summer looks debut above, exclusively on Style.com.

Tabitha Simmons Fall 2013

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Label: Tabitha Simmons

Need to Know: CFDA Award winner Tabitha Simmons has made a habit of turning to her English roots or her family for inspiration. This season, it was a photograph of her grandmother’s cottage that got the creative juices flowing. The ivy that crept up the cottage’s walls became her emerald green Fall print, which appeared on killer lace-up-back sandals and sweet satin pumps, the round toes of which were garnished with little bows. Warm black, midnight, and red velvet heels and flats also had a certain English charm; however, the designers’ holographic snakeskin heels that changed color in the light looked like they came from some futuristic paradise, rather than old Britannia.

Simmons, who has also created Fall ’13 shoes for Creatures of the Wind, Peter Som, and Giles, has, like many of her peers, abandoned the platform completely. Boots, pumps, sandals, you name it, all came with flat soles. And many of her wares featured pointed toes. Other highlights included bejeweled sandals and ponyhair boots in leopard—a print that, according to Simmons, is as timeless and essential as black.

She says: “I’m feeling very point point point point flat flat point!”

Where to find it: Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-Porter.com

Peter Som Goes Online

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Earlier this month, Peter Som announced that he would not be holding a fall ’13 catwalk show during New York Fashion week. As it turns out, that was only partially true. Som just revealed that he will be presenting his Fall ’13 collection online, rather than live, this season. The show will air at 9:00 a.m. EST on KCD’s outlet, digitalfashionshows.com. But Som isn’t alone. This afternoon, KCD announced that the website, which was launched last year exclusively for industry professionals, will also air shows for Pierre Balmain and Alexander Plokhov. Furthermore, for fist time since the site’s inception, the public will be able to log on and watch the Fall ’13 collections march down the virtual catwalks.

Considering that while a runway show lasts about twelve minutes, the images and video from the show remain in cyberspace, well, forever, it makes sense for some designers to go digital. And it’s no secret that online shows can reach thousands, if not millions, of customers, giving brands more advertising bang for their buck.

Photo: Marcus Tondo/ GoRunway.com