Surf's up downtown: that was the inspiration for Peter Som's Spring 2014 collection. Known for romantic prints, his wave pattern — in swirls of marine blue, black, and white — was the foundation of a very pool-party-ready lineup of bikinis, moto jackets, t-shirt dresses, and crop tops. Oh, the crop tops! If Som has anything to say about it, the bare midriff is here for another season. Youthfulness took a more ladylike turn in the show's final two all-white looks, a neoprene sweatshirt over a lacquered eyelet striped skirt and a voluminous satin bra-top dress, thus proving the designer can stay true to his classic sportswear roots but have fun doing it. Hang ten!
Peter Som Spring 2014