2009 September 3
(NEW YORK) Tommy Hilfiger has been looking for a creative director for his brand for several years, and now, insiders are saying that he could be close to inking a deal with Peter Som, who is allegedly in talks to join Hilfiger on a consultancy basis. Som, who graduated from Connectecut College and Parsons School of Design, launched his first collection at Bryant Park in Spring 2001 after working at Bill Blass, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein. His refined, ladylike sensibilities and have earned a steady stream of rave reviews and landed him the job as creative director at Blass before the house was shuttered last year. A Vogue favorite, Som was among the 10 semi-finalists in the Vogue/CFDA fashion fund initiative in 2004. The following year, he was nominated for the CFDA Swarovski Perry Ellis Award for Emerging Talent for the second time. In 2006, Som was among the 3 finalists for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Fashion Design.
Currently, Som is putting the finishing touches on his Spring 2010 collection, which he will present on September 16 at Milk Studios. Both the Peter Som and Tommy Hilfiger teams are remaining mum on the arrangement for now, but insiders say we expect an announcement after the end of New York's Fashion Week.
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