September 21st, 2006
Photo Credit: New York Magazine
Key Takeaways: Peter Som followed key trends for Spring 2007: neutral colors, tops with wide straps, voluminous sleeves, trapeze silhouettes, and shorts. Playing with sheers and solids, Som experimented with volume and loosely fitted looks with oversized sleeves, layers, and fabric gathers.
Color Palette: Muted colors: greys, pale yellow, beige, navy, and white.
Silhouettes: Jackets were cut a little loose and included collarless, trapeze-shaped, and double breasted styles. Voluminous sleeves balanced out shorts and cigarette pants. Tulip skirts and trapeze styles provided extra volume. Dresses included babydoll styles, strapless styles, and floor length billowy gowns.
Accessories Report: Thick strappy shoes adorned the feet of the models.
What’s Wearable: Our favorite look came during the parade of evening gowns: a billowy peach stunner with a black tie at waist (pictured). Som’s babydoll dresses are flattering on most figures, and the emphasis on a higher waistline is good news for longwaisted girls.
What’s Not Wearable: Tulip skirts are tricky to wear, as are the conical voluminous sleeves.