Gong Xi Fa Cai. Celebrating the year of the snake, Vivienne Tam gave guests to her Fall/Winter 2013 show at The Stage those wonderful red envelops. Inside the envelope was a $1 trillion dollar bill. Actually it was flyer for her savelovegive.com campaign to end wireless waste.
But all eco-consciousness aside, this post is about the fashion! Tam’s current collection was inspired by the paradox of celebrating individuality, while embracing one’s cultural identity.
Print was important, utilizing pop art shapes and designs with plenty of red, black, and white combinations. Soup cans these are not! Applique figures inspired by Obama, Mondrian lines as walking art, and military inspired coats and pants in army green walked the runway throughout the show.
I wasn’t sure which was my favorite piece, because there were so many of them, but the dark navy techie taffeta boiler jumpsuit with a black and blue print sweater just might be the one.
But then again the red wool crepe sleeveless shift dress with leather appliques just might be a close second. This dress could work for many body types as well.
Tam’s collection is simple, but not boring. No crazy embellishments or excessively over the top cuts, but the color and design is what makes this Fall/Winter 2013 collection so amazing and wearable.