Peter Somís aesthetic of bold sophistication and eclectic elegance has brought a fresh point of view the fashion world. The San Francisco native began drawing at a young ageóinspired by his architect parents and the laid-back elegance of hippie-era Bay Area. Today, Peter continues to draw from these early influences as he designs clothes for confidently elegant women with that same eclectic spirit. Known for his signature bold prints, he finds beauty in the elegant and the odd. In Peterís world, social eccentrics like Peggy Guggenheim and Edie Beale stand alongside creative minds like Diane Arbus and Cecil Beaton.
Peter graduated Cum Laude in Art History from Connecticut College in 1993 and continued his studies at Parsons School of Design where he was a recipient of the Isaac Mizrahi Gold Thimble Award. While at Parsons, he apprenticed with two of Americaís most revered designers Ė Michael Kors and Calvin Klein. After graduating, Peter honed his skills in the design room of the legendary Bill Blass.
The 2001 Bryant Park debut of Peterís namesake collection put his mark on the fashion world. Twice-nominated (2002 and 2004) for the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for Emerging Talent, Peter and was among the 10 semi finalists in the first ever prestigious 2004 Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund initiative. In 2006 Peter was among the 3 finalists nominated for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Fashion Design.
From 2007 to 2008 Peter Som served as Creative Director of womenís wear for Bill Blass. Currently Peter consults for Tommy Hilfiger, designing the runway clothing and accessories, and in 2011 will introduce a line of luxury home linens and bedding with Sferra.
Peterís clothes continue to win accolades from buyers and critics alike and are regularly featured in all major fashion publications globally, including Vogue, W, Elle, Harperís Bazaar and InStyle.
A new generation of stylish celebrities and starlets have embraced Peterís collection, among them Scarlett Johansson, Claire Danes, Camilla Belle, Mandy Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ginnifer Goodwin.
Boldy feminine. Quirky yet Classic style.
Peter has established himself as a singularly original voice in the world of fashion.
The Peter Som collection is carried worldwide in luxury stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus.
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