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#NYFW Cheat Sheet: Peter Som

Peter Som peered through the eye of a kaleidoscope for his colorful and vibrant spring 2012 collection. Color was the key with a parade of feminine and floral blouses, pants and dresses with the occasional khaki trench dress and twill coat thrown in for good, ladylike measure.

#NYFW Cheat Sheet: Peter Som


Color Palette: Tangerine dreams, khaki, cobalt, shocking fucshia, floral and kaleidoscopic patterns

Mood: Sporty1960s Mod stewardess à la Pan Am on vacation in the Riviera

Statement Pieces: Shocking fuschia feather dress, kaleidoscope floral coton tweed jacket and pants

Front Row Name Drops: The always showstopping Anna Dello Russo, Bryan Boy, Paper‘s Mickey Boardman and The Sartorialist Scott Schuman who continues to ignore me despite my best efforts

Gossip: Nothing much to hear amidst the cacophony of air kisses and half-hearted pleasantries

Runway Music: “Heart Is a Beating Drum” – The Kills;  ”Face in the Crowd” – Cat’s Eyes

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail