It's always worth paying attention to the Peter Som show. Last season's collection in particular, set the scene for the block colours and floral trouser suits and prints that we saw in all four cities but this season he decided to go in a different route. Rather than continuing his penchant for colour and edgy style that has won him a legion of fans, Som seemed to want to push his customer in a different direction this season.
Wrap jackets appeared with sculpted cocoon-shaped shoulders in brown and white in what felt like a nod to modern power dressing. Shape was also played with on peplum dresses that accentuated the female form whilst exuding power and confidence. Over the knee dresses often came in sheer organza with peek-a-book elements that were reminiscent of the Fall 2010 Givenchy collection but worked nonetheless. While dresses were the focus, outwerwear was particularly strong too and came in heavyweight fabrics with fur trims in rich wines and brown.