Thursday, 15 August 2013
Get The Trend: Peter Som at Avenue 32
Peter Som's AW13 collection was inspired by 80's photographer Amy Arbus' street style column in The Village Voice. Arbus documented New York's downtown's club-kid demimonde; her most famous photograph being of a pre-fame Madonna standing primly on the sidewalk in flats and a giant overcoat.
Som gave his club-kid decadence a good, slick coat of polish- echoing the ladylike looks seen on the catwalks at Prada and Miu Miu- but a decent quantity of the original '80s spirit remained intact.
The gorgeous prints here were a standout—one look was a draped dress that fused a few of Som's hallucinogenic prints in hues of rust, turquoise, brown, and orange; elsewhere Som also made good use of leopard-print ponyskin and glitter. All whilst managing to retain a pared-back, chic aesthetic.
Peter Som AW13 will be available at Avenue 32 soon...