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Peter Som’s pretty women

The fall 2011 collection of designer Peter Som

The fall 2011 collection of designer Peter Som is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew

Peter Som’s show early Friday morning at the downtown Milk Studios had an obvious ambition: fill the closets of a certain type of woman  — fashionable, fun-loving –- with the need and budget for expensive clothes for every occasion.

Models with messy, upswept Brigitte Bardot hair wore fur in unconventional ways  —  a navy wool twill featured giant black fox sleeves —  more subtle, a khaki mink-lined twill parka (to keep you warm, and PETA at bay).

While Som doled out fur in eccentric dribs and drabs, he went to town with sequins  —  pants coated in pewter looked liquid, a cobalt sequin jersey floor-length number could work as easily at the society ball as it could on the red carpet.

There was lots of eyelet lace, brightly colored suits  —  orange and fuchsia –- with exaggerated hourglass-shaped jackets, slim pants that hit the hips, and stunning tone-on-tone floral patterns. A body-skimming georgette dress in a winter floral of navy, red, black and white was topped by a matching floral-lined navy reefer … fab.

Fashionista front row included Tommy Hilfiger for whom Som consults. Bet he was thinking, “Nice work.”

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