Spring 2008 Fashion Week Notebook: Peter Som

September 10th, 2007

Peter Som Spring 2008 Runway
Photo Credit: Dan Lecca for Mercedez Benz


Key Takeaways:
  An elegantly wearable collection perfect for the ladies who lunch.  Key trends included: emphasis on the waistline, high-waisted pants, the buttoned-up-to-the-neck blouse, the knee-length skirt, dresses with pockets, and the long blazer.

Color Palette: 
Muted neutrals, accented by matte metallics and the occasional splash of bright color (reds and yellows).

Silhouettes: 
For the ladies who lunch, Peter Som showed a number of lunchworthy outfits.  Sheaths paired with a blazer.  High waisted pants worn with a blouse and a 3/4 length coat.  Pants and shorts were high waisted, and skirts fell at or a touch above the knee.  Falling in line with Spring 2008 trends, Peter Som showed belts at the waistline, dresses with pockets, and high-waisted pants.  Also of note was Som’s horizontal stripes, his long hip-length blazers, and his buttoned-up-to-the-neck blouses.

Accessories Report: 
Dual strands of oversized beaded necklaces and brightly colored belts.

What’s Wearable:  Just about everything, right down to the knee-length skirts (universally flattering).

What’s Not Wearable:  Not applicable for this collection.

Previous Peter Som Fashion Week Coverage from Omiru:
Spring 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Peter Som
Fall 2006 Fashion Week Runway Review: Peter Som
Spring 2006 Fashion Week Runway Review: Peter Som

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  September 10th, 2007 at 11:27 am

    Let’s do lunch! I love these lady-like looks. And didn’t you mention hip-length blazers not long ago? This collection is beautiful.

  • 2. Trisha  |  September 10th, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Yes, we ran a poll about the Hip Length Blazer. Looks like it’s still in :)

  • 3. GlamChic :: Fashion Week &hellip  |  September 11th, 2007 at 10:43 am

    [...] –Nicholai –Diane Von Furstenberg –Phillip Lim –DKNY –Narciso Rodriguez –Luca Luca –Jill Stuart –Peter Som –Ralph Lauren’s Anniversary Video –Reem Acra –ThreeAsFour –Gottex [...]

  • 4. ash33  |  September 19th, 2007 at 10:47 am

    This is a beautiful collection, and like you said, its completely wearable. I really like the bright colors this fall– they compliment the neutrals nicely. Has anyone heard about the possible deal Lord & Taylor is pursuing with Peter Som? Hopefully sometime down the line they will start carrying an affordable line of his. That would sure make this girl happy!

  • 5. Trisha  |  September 25th, 2007 at 2:56 am

    Yup, Lord and Taylor invested in Peter Som. I too am hoping for a more affordable line of his clothes!

  • 6. ash33  |  September 25th, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Yeah, it would be really cool if Lord & Taylor would work out an arrangement with Peter Som and carry his line. Since they’re investing in him, it may be possible in the future. We’ll see!

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