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Peter Som: Don’t worry, be happy

The spring 2012 collection of Peter Som is

The spring 2012 collection of Peter Som is modeled on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 during Fashion Week in New York. Photo Credit: AP

Economic forecasts be darned, Peter Som’s runway was a joyous, eclectic, high-end romp that heralds next season with feel-good, look-good clothes for saucy types who want to be noticed.

Up first, flowers – there are no shrinking violets, but roses of the sci-fi variety – emblazoned on pants, coats dresses and swimsuits, sometimes topped off with white or vibrant solids.

Too much? No problem. Silky frocks (long and short) in cobalt, tangerine and lipstick – some with lace insets – simmer, but take it down a notch. Quieter still and sporty: the perfect denim A-line and a sleeveless khaki trench dress topped with a built-in cropped matching anorak.

Tweeds and slim, classic silhouettes were ladylike, retro even, but overall, Som’s fashion focus leans toward high impact – hence, the fabulous fringe and feathered jobs (one in shocking fuchsia, no less), shiny eel trouser skirts in deep pink and ochre, and the graphic black-and-white zebra head print that is sure to be coveted next spring.

AP photo from Peter Som show


 

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