Friday, April 4, 2014

Peter Som for DesigNation Event

Designer Peter Som and Gerrie Summers

Wednesday night I got a sneak peek at some of the pieces from the new Kohl’s DesigNation collection featuring the designs of Peter Som at an event held at the Kohl’s store in Jersey City.

The Peter Som for DesigNation collection was inspired by St. Barths, which happens to be the designer’s favorite vacation spot.  The collection includes dresses, skirts and tops that are reminiscent of the sandy shores and charming and colorful shops and cottages found on the island.  On the other hand the collection has a lot of black and white pieces with interesting striped patterns.

Peter Som Event staging area.

The event included three challenges in which we were to create 3 – 5 outfits by mixing and matching Peter Som pieces with other clothing items we’d normally find in our closets, occasion dressing (like Easter brunch, weddings, Mother’s day) and spring trends.  Peter Som was on hand to help. (Guess who needed lots of it!)

Photo 1: Romper ($64) paired with a denim jacket and bright red bag. Photo 2: My fave - the Moto Vest ($78) (over the Solid Tapered Jumpsuit) with a Jennifer Lopez necklace.

The full limited edition collection goes on sale April 10 at Kohl's and

You can read more about the collection and the event at my Examiner Home & Living column.

Note: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Kohl's. I attended a live event and received a promotional item to thank me for participating.