Saturday, 17 September 2011

Fashion Week Favourites: Peter Som

It was print power at Peter Som last Friday, with the most boisterous floral prints in all of NYFW.
The collection illustrates his all-American aesthetic, all bold, in-your-face colours and sleek, new shapes.

The blown-up roses pattern was the stand-out print for me. The cigarette-leg trouser is the shape of the season, and looks even better with the mandatory Spring floral. The retro high-wasited bikini is genius paired with the neon pink. However as well as florals, Som also uses other patterns such as houndstooth and even an unusual zebra print. And how amazing are the Charlotte Olympia heeled loafers?

One of the most regular colours on the Spring catwalks was electric blue and this is used a lot in this collection, as the main shade throughout the florals, yet also alone for maximum effect. In fact, the range of colours in the show was several rainbows-worth, suggesting that block-colour will still be a massive trend next season.

The key with loud prints is to keep the rest of the outfit simple with everyday, essential pieces- the plain t-shirt and the oatmeal trench coat, for example. Som works this like no other- this season, he is the master of the print.

Here are my favourite looks from the Peter Som show:

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