Peter Som‘s spring show felt like a well-timed ode to the Rookie generation. A parade of models with cotton candy strands walked the runway yesterday morning in quirky veils and collared blouses that were at once nostalgic and whimsically youthful. The palette of ice cream parlor pastels lent a playful air to bustier tops and voluminous poplin skirts, while Som’s Earnest Sewn collaboration took Hawaiian board shorts far away from their surf shop roots to a, dare we say, elegant milieu.
A glimpse at the front row reaffirmed the youthful spirit of the morning, with Hailee Steinfeld perched a few seats down from Girls star Allison Williams. Though, it must be noted, both wore very grown-up frocks from the designer’s fall collection, the former an emerald green lace number and the latter a daring look in oxblood leather. Next season we’d love to see either in the bejeweled mint silk ensemble Som sent down the runway, veil and all.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.