| Leanne Italie |
NEW YORK (AP) – Peter Som, a favourite of first lady Michelle Obama, ramped up the fun recently with olive green in broad stripes and bold florals on his New York Fashion Week runway.
Som transitioned from easy living dresses, flouncy short skirts and sturdy jackets and coats for day to a series of gold lame looks for evening, offering a youthful flourish with flowery appliques on numerous outfits.
Fourteen-year-old Willow Shields, who plays Primrose Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” movies, counted the three-dimensional applique among her favourite things from Som as she attended her first-ever fashion show – in grown-up heels!
“I’m getting better in heels, but they still hurt,” she laughed.
She spoke like a pro about the black Som outfit she wore, explaining how she likes the way the designer “mixes different things”, like leather and the sewn-on flowers.
“That gives it a bit of a grungy look but then there’s flowers and that gives it a girly look. Balancing that is fun,” she smiled.
The playful mood of the collection continued with colourful aprons wrapped around floral-print shirtdresses and a sleeveless top in with a fluttery, oversized back ruffle. – PHOTOS: AP