Fur, cats and leather harnesses hit the runsway
Story by amy verner
Anyone with an encyclopedic fashion memory or a love for designer Phoebe Philo will recognize this rounded shoulder-full sleeve-belted waist combo from the Celine Spring 2012 collection (hers, an updated nod to Balenciaga and Christian Dior). And Som’s execution is strong – minus the filmy organza skirt.(Richard Drew / AP)
One designer’s “merlot” is another’s “plum.” Add Peter Som to the list of labels showing this rich wine-y hue for next fall. Here, it stands out as stiff wool melton outerwear fashion.
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No doubt a great amount of time and skill went into making this fox patchwork coat. Which is why pieces like these should not be saved for special occasions. Why not wear it to the grocery store! Or for watching hockey practice!
Som tends to introduce at least one new print to each collection. Last season, it was magnified rose blossoms in Technicolor. For this collection, it is the “mineral” print as it appears on a wool cropped jacket and day dress.