So while Adriana took in an afternoon show yesterday, I headed to the tents for Vivienne Tam…


…I took my buddy Stephanie with me into the Promenade…
..and almost immediately caught sight of recent US Open winner Serena Williams sitting front row:
I was excited–I knew my mother (an avid tennis fan) would have died to have me snap a picture with her, but for the moment I sat in my seat and took in the collection. I must admit, seeing Serena might have been the most interesting part of the show:

Tam, raised in Hong Kong, is known for an ‘East meets West’ or ‘China Chic’ sensibility, mirrored in her marriage of Asian inspired tailoring with Westernized fabrics. Chinese influences were evident in high neck dresses with floral appliques:
But with the exception of a few pieces, the collection seemed to be less chic and more reminiscent of a secretary of another generation: think 70’s and 80’s inspired separates and dresses in florals, reds, and pops of purple:
…while lovely, the offerings were almost shocking in their simplicity, and I was left looking for the piece that would make my mouth water.  It came, in part, towards the end of the show, where Tam flexed her skills in cocktails of eye catching colors that melded textures and tones (think satin with sheer, patent leather with chiffon):
…gorgeous. The show ended on a high note, but not quite high enough to offset the rest.
What do you think?
*After the show, I tried to catch Serena, but seems she’s as fast off the court as she is on! Homegirl was gone like lightning, but hopefully I can catch up with her later.
**My dress is by a label named Zoa (currently at Pieces in Brooklyn), Shoes by L.A.M.B (I LOVE THEM!), Jewels by Jenny D, natch.

6 thoughts on “The Fashion Bomb does Vivienne Tam”

  1. I wonder if it was supposed to be ironic that Tam (Asian) used ONLY blond haired and blue eyed models?

  2. Yeah, WHY DIDN’T Tam use any Black models? Until celebrities like Serena take a stand and get up and walk out of these shows, the Blackout status quo will forever live on.

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