by Susanna Lau .

Som Growth

Peter Som's clothing schtick is designing well-mannered, slightly cutesy but never overly quirky clothes, normally aided by a splattering of prints and a girlish demeanour. Som changed his tact this season however with a collection that latched on to the current wave of 1950s couture shape revival. Cue sculpted sleeves and a ton of peplums. There was also a street-appropriate elegance evident in the super light silk dresses that trailed off at the back as well as super slick leather trousers in bottle green and burgundy. There was nothing coquettish about any of this and this change-up got a unanimous nod of approval.