Peter Som Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2015 New York
The start and end of the Peter Som collection focused on two different things: print for the former and silhouette for the latter. The first two looks were simple enough -- a shirt dress with an apron-like skirt over top and then a button-down and trouser -- but both came rendered in a repeating rose floral print. That print went on to cover two-piece swim suits with high waisted bottoms and eventually morphed into a multicolored foliage print (likely for evening) that was quite a bit more palatable.
But by the show's end, Swarovski crystals had trickled into the designs, and shapes began to take center stage. One long black trench with the crystallized embellishments brought up a vague memory of a previous Fall presentation for Prada, but the thought vanished as shirt dresses zipped by; this was American sportswear.
A strapless flutter dress with a sheer train behind it made an impression of liquid gold, but it was the shapes of the last two looks that we're the most lasting. Confidently hanging away from the body, an off-white top and black skirt felt like an archival Cristobal Balenciaga piece while the tangerine strapless gown to follow seemed destined for a red carpet.