Runway Report: Peter Som

As summer comes to an end, so do beach barbecues and late night bonfires, and with that go our floral print swimwear and flirty dresses. While we NYFW-goers shuffle into our seats, secretly trying to hold onto the dwindling remnants of a summer tan, we can only hope that the pieces we’re about to see float down the runway are an indication of what out next summer season will entail. Peter Som’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection does just that–and more. High waisted bikinis in contrasting blues and whites were paired with perfectly tailored overcoats in 60’s mod wave and stripe patterns, giving off a sporty yet feminine vibe.

Adding to this ‘vintage meets modern’ aesthetic were clean-lined silk dresses and skirts in soft orange hues and the same vibrant blue and white waves we had seen on his swimwear and tuxedo coats. And lets just say that the neoprene trend we’ve all come to love isn’t ready to leave us just yet–at least not until next Labor Day. Som’s collection successfully satisfies the contemporary aesthetic of present-day womenswear, while transporting us to decades past in regard to his silhouette and pattern choice.  Needless to say, we won’t be traveling anywhere without at least one piece from this collection tucked into our suitcase.

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