Peter Som Spring Summer 2012
First of all, i just want to talk about the prints as they deserve a little speech of their own. As you all probably know, i am a huge sucker for prints and they are definitely my weakness. Som took typical spring florals and made the current and modern with the use of citrus and acid tones, pairing them against pure white backgrounds, which really allowed the prints to do the speaking. I was in absolute awe when i saw the blue, japanese style florals with orange accents on some of the garments. I think because they were done in blue, it was something so different and not something that i have seen much of in the past (apart from at Rodarte Spring 2011, which is the only one which comes to mind currently)
I feel as if Peter Som experimented greatly with tradition and evolved it into something new and fresh. Such as the florals, and the way that he experimented greatly with conventional fabrics such as houndstooth and lace.
What i also really liked was how he kept the silhouettes very simple and regular, but changed the aesthetics of the garments to create something which did not look at all minimal. An example being the royal blue piece that Liu walked in; a simple boxy crop tee top with a dramatic, floor length side split bottom….incredible, and with so much drama, but yet quite simple.
I seriously loved this collection so much, and Peter Som has produced some of my favourite NYC collections over the past few seasons.
All Photos taken from Style.com