Vivienne Tam is an international designer known for her culture-bridging designs that begin with her own cultural roots. This was evident in her FW16 collection that debuted on day four of New York Fashion Week in the Arc at Moynihan Station. I had the honor of attending the show and falling in love with every crystal pleated skirt and colorful suede garment that sashayed down the runway.
Tam was inspired by a timeless cultural dreamland that included an array of influences from different cultures spanning the Chinese Western frontier to Central Asia. What amazed me most about this collection was the fact that each detail of the garment had a meaning behind it’s use. From the embroideries of parasol flowers to the traditional shapes that were characterized by various cultures, and pleated skirts inspired by ancient patterns. Each detail had an ancient beginning that was brought to life and modernized when fused into Tam’s design.
My favorite look from the collection was an amazing black sequins dress that was paired with a beautiful embroidered black and white coat! My mouth literally dropped when I gazed upon the amazing workmanship of the coat as the model passed my seat on the runway! Love!
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Xo- Chrissy Joy