Of chinese descent, Peter Som was raised in San Francisco by parents who were both architects, and who instilled in him the ideal of purity of form, function and composition that have become hallmarks of his collection. Today, Peter designs clothes for real women with that same spirit. Effortless. Clean. Simply luxurious.
Peter honed his skills in the design rooms of some of Americas most revered designers Bill Blass, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein. In 1997, he was recognizd by the CFDA as a rising young talent in their Scholarship Competition. Lord & Taylor reaffirmed his potential in their annual Thimble for his remarkable work.
Peters breakthrough debut collection, presented in the Fall of 1999 met with accolades from buyers and members of the press alike. In fact, he was noted by Vogue as one to watch in their esteemed "Index." His work has also been featued in such publications as WWD, Vogue, Elle, Mirabella, Glamour and Mademoiselle, as well as CNN Style with Elsa Klensch, HBOs Sex & the City, MTV and E!. As a full-fledged member of a new generation of designers, Peter is leading the tradition of Great American Sportswear firmly into the 21st century.
Clean, fuss-free American sportswear that resides on this side of pretty.
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