FORA.tv Speaker - Peter Som
Peter Som's aesthetic of bold sophistication and eclectic elegance has brought a fresh point of view to the fashion world. The San Francisco native began drawing at a young age -- inspired by his architect parents and the laid-back elegance of hippie-era Bay Area. Som 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 America's most revered designers -- Michael Kors and Calvin Klein. After graduating, Som honed his skills in the design room of the legendary Bill Blass.
He debuted his namesake collection at Bryant Park in 2001, putting his mark on the fashion world. Twice nominated for the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for Emerging Talent, Som was among the 10 semi-finalists in the first ever prestigious 2004 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund initiative. Currently, Som 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. His clothes continue to win accolades from buyers and critics alike and are regularly featured in all major fashion publications globally, including Vogue, W, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and InStyle. Som has established himself as a singularly original voice in the world of fashion with his quirky yet classic style.
10.22.11 | 00:52:05 min
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