Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vivienne Tam Spring 2011 RTW

Best known for her cute little cocktail dresses with embellishments, patterns, metallics and a little flair Vivienne Tam is a force within the fashion world. Her designs are often a fusion of Asian and American cultures while using NYC as inspiration for melding it all together. You also might recognize this little beauty she created with HP for the Sex and The City 2 movie. For her runway show this past Saturday, Tam decided to go in a while different direction. Straying from those gorg tailored short dresses she has been doing for the past few seasons, she did a line that featured a lot of casual chic seperates. With vibes of 60's/70's boho Tam said her inspiration was "a girl who has traveled the Silk Road in China." WWD called the line "a bit hippieish" and Style.com thought a few pieces "did shout out their places of origin too loudly" however I simply had nothing but love for the collection. Flowy airy designs in cooling fabrics like cotton are perfect for spring weather. One of my newest obsessions - crochet - was also quite visible in the collection. While I can appreciate a designers craft, I love seeing them go in a different direction and trying new ideas. These "worn in" looks provided a global aesthic and a relaxed feeling (with not a heel in site!) Let's take a look at some of Tam's looks:

This is one of the more popular looks from her collection. I loooooove this color palette and the design of the tunic. Prediction: Crochet will be an upcoming trend. This look is perfect mix between relaxation and boho glam. ♥

I'd love to wear this look while shopping along Abbott Kinney in Venice. Easy and breezy this dress would be perfect for a hot summer day. Add a statement necklace and messy waves and you are set.

More crochet and a blue gingham bow belt keep this look from being too sweet.

I have died and gone to boho heaven. I have to have these shorts. Paired with one of fall's biggest trends, a denim shirt and colorful rainbow crochet sandals this look is 100% beach approved. Check out that multicolored tote!

So this look might be wild - but I am so glad it's here to stay. These printed pants are right on trend and when paired with a simple tank and light sweater the look reaches a level of perfection. (and more crochet around her shoulders!)

I think part of being drawn into  this collection was due to the fact that the models looked amazing. Tam definitely got her "well traveled" look with messy locks and neutral faces. Using a sock to dab on matte bronzer the makeup artists also added a nude lip. As far as the hair went - it was boho waves all the way. Obsessed! Read more about the beauty looks here

What do you think about this line? Are you loving the hippie-chic vibe that I felt or are you tired of these looks? Love to know your thoughts! Happy Tuesday! xoxo

bottom image via Stylelist; all other images via Zimbio


  1. I absolutely LOVE this collection. I wish I'd had some of these pieces for my trip to Peru this summer, especially the very first look you posted.

  2. Yes - the collection would have been perfect for a trip! Guess you will just have to take another one next summer!!! :)


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