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Bill Blass is getting hip. According to WWD, expect Bill Blass to name Peter Som as creative director for its women’s division and Michael Bastian as creative director for men’s later today.

Som will replace Michael Vollbracht, who left the company in May after four years while Bastian takes on a new role.

Don’t worry! Som and Bastian will continue to design their own namesake collections.


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"Each women’s and men’s division will have its own defined creative vision, and the roles of Peter and Michael will enable the brand to receive a level of attention in each design area that it hasn’t had previously," said Robert D’Loren, president and chief executive officer of NexCen Brands, in a statement.

Som has a history with Bill Blass having been a design assistant at the house in the mid-nineties. When Blass was unable to attend the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000, he asked Som to accept in his place. Blass died in 2002.

"Peter worked here as a young man, and I worked with him and knew him very well," said Michael Groveman, ceo of Bill Blass Ltd. LLC. "We spoke to a number of people, and he was the strongest candidate. We think he brings a lot to the table."

Read the full story: "Blass Taps Som to Head Women’s"

Source: WWD
Photo: NYMag

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