NY Fashion Week has its head at the beach

September 6, 2013 • National News

Fashion from the Jason Wu Spring Summer 2014 collection is modeled on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK (AP) — Summer’s not over just yet, and some designers at New York Fashion Week were clearly focused on the beach Friday, the second of eight days of spring previews for editors, stylists and retailers.

Peter Som said he was all about the “surfer girl,” while Carmen Marc Valvo took sportswear uptown, using athletic mesh and scuba stripes for fitted cocktail dresses.

“I’m a beach bum at heart,” Som said in an interview. “I cannot surf, though. I’m too accident prone.”

If Som has his way, his customers will be comfortable but sophisticated — and treated to luxury. His collection was bathed in ocean blues against Login to read more

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