Even after thinking he wasn't going to be able to pull it together, he finally focused on the positive and took inspiration from his favourite things.
Som is not alone this season, as many designers are feeling impending doom based on the current economic crisis. Many have scaled back, nixed after parties or ended up not doing shows at all...and instead are booking private showings or utilising their look books instead.
Som's 16 piece capsule collection for Fall 2009 RTW, which he will be showing at private appointments, is one of my favourites of the season so far... classics, such as tweed jackets, shift dresses and tie-neck blouses, all in a mix of colour and texture. Jacquards and tweeds with metallic accents and fox furs dipped in pink, blue and purple...love. It was eclectic and eccentric and we'd buy all of it if we could! Here, some of my favourites:
Photos of Fall 2009 collection: Kevin Sturman / Courtesy of Peter Som
Photo of Peter Som: Patrick McMullan