— February 14, 2012 —
"I wanted a precision and crispness," explained Som in a preview. "At the end of the day, everyone wants to feel strong and sexy." Som's vision of how women should dress for Fall 2012 was decidedly different from his previous runways; there were still elements of whimsy and structure, but this collection was a bit riskier, a bit more directional. New shapes and ideas that Som introduced this season included peek-a-boo fabrications, rounded shoulders, peplums and mullet dresses. We teased you earlier with a photograph of renowned sculptor John Chamberlain's work, Boom, from which Som was said to be drawing inspiration; well, on first glance it seems that Boom largely influenced Som's choice of colour palette, but when you look closely you can see that the structure and the lines of Som's pieces are certainly echoed in Boom, as well. It takes a strong and confident woman to wear these looks, and we can't wait to see some of our favourite style icons in this stellar collection.
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