Runway Review: Peter Som Spring 2015

This season Peter Som turned to American sportswear classics for inspiration – presenting a line full of bold colour and strong prints. Noting the prints, Pop Art was too a clear reference point for the Californian designer.

Contrasting prints look to be a key trend for next spring/summer, seen here mixing wide horizontal stripes and micro verticals or, a repeat rose print but in opposing colour-ways. Relaxed tailoring was a focal point with notable pieces including a striped boyfriend blazer with statement shoulders, a sleeveless double-breasted blazer and a drop-hem shirt-dress with three-quarter-length sleeves.
Later in the collection, dresses with billowing full-length skirts provided a little glamour. The chic black, tulle-trimmed dress in a cream, khaki and coral block-printed floral will be a red-carpet hit for sure, whilst Team Olivia adored the sleek monochrome number with A-line top, covered in appliqué flowers, complete with spike centre.

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