Peter Som

President; Creative Director, Peter Som. New York

Award-winning designer, Peter Som has plenty of trophies to display on his mantle… and rightfully so! The San Fran-born designer and Parsons-grad won his first prize, the Issac Mizrahi Gold Thimble Award during his studies. And that was only the beginning! Som showed off his skills while interning with America's finest, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein, then moved on to master his craft in the design department of Bill Blass. It didn't take long for the fashion flock to catch on, either. Following the 2001 debut of his namesake collection, Som was nominated not once, but twice, for the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for Emerging Talent and later, selected as a semi-finalist for the first-ever, oh-so-prestigious Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Initiative. Not bad for a kid straight out of school, right? Som’s success soared a few years later, when he returned to Bill Blass... as the Creative Director of womenswear. His eye for eclectic elegance goes beyond clothing, though—I mean, did you see his art collection and impeccably designed apartment? Makes sense that he’s currently working on a luxury line of linens with Sferra. After getting inside his closet, we realized Som loves him “som” Margiela—laceless sneakers, (he’s lazy, okay? Give the guy a break!) leather carry-alls… you name it! We seem to share a similar affinity for Charlotte Olympia (his collab with her was capital "G" Glam) and Céline. In fact, we admire his what-the-hell attitude to join the girls and bust out the two-tone Céline bag, which may we add, we own, too! And that’s not all we have in common—Som shared the stage with us at the recent Teen Vogue Fashion U panel. And let us tell you, he speaks like an angel! But it’s his trophies that speak for themselves: Som is a big winner.


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