With the news that the label Bill Blass is folding, we look back at our interview with their former designer Peter Som, who spoke with British Harper's Bazaar Deputy Editor Sarah Bailey about his fashion influences and Fall collection
I love the sense of off-beat quirky eccentricity that she captures in her work, it's dark and odd. I wanted to imagine what her images would look like if they were in color.
The constant search for perfection is overrated. I was looking for beauty in the 'imperfect' for this collection
Peggy Guggenheim, Auntie Mame, Diana Vreeland, Daisy Fellowes, Elise de Wolfe, Iris Apfel.
I would say there is an element of geometry to clothing design, it just happens to be in chiffons and cashmeres instead of wood and plaster.
There are so many amazing buildings in the world–Ronchamp by Le Corbusier, Sainte Chapelle in Paris, the Seagrams building in NYC, each beautiful in their own right.
My first trip to Paris–it was the early 80's and I discovered Claude Montana and Thierry Mugler in the pages of Paris Vogue. At that moment, I knew I wanted to be a part of that world.
I'm a sketcher.
Invest in a chic pencil skirt that accentuates the waist–it's back to the body-conscious tailoring for fall!
It’s an evolution from fall with a heavier dose of sexiness, that’s all I can say at the moment without giving too much away
The last thing–believe it or not–was a memorable meal I made recently. The colors of the food were beautiful and well, actually quite delicious.
Looking like you've tried too hard.