Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: NYC 2011 Vivienne Tam

Spring in the Pacific Northwest is always a nice awakening after the grey, grey, grey of winter. New York Fashion Week promises bright and cheery fabrics for spring 2012. If you want to avoid the grey: let me tell you about Vivienne Tam!










Vivienne Tam was born in China and then moved to Hong Kong when she was three with her family when it was still an English Colony. From the melding of these two worlds was born her design inspiration East meets West. Tam uses her heritage to create intricate textiles and exploring what occurs in fashion when you mix people and cultures.

Here are a few pieces I would love to see in my spring collection.










High-waisted Shorts: I hate shorts but the length of these and the high-waist makes it doable to me because I love the combination of length, light material and hemline. The combination makes the shorts appear more like a skirt, which I like.

Flowy Dresses: Tam’s lightweight materials are gorgeous. I am a sucker for a good dress and the deep v-necks with well structured waists are perfect for any body type.

Long Patterned Jumpsuits: I am short so a jumpsuit made out of silk, like the ones in Tam’s Spring collection would be perfect to not weigh me down or make me look too wide. The patterned material of Tam’s jumpsuits are a gorgeous combination of floral and geometric that are reminiscent of the 90s.

Check out the whole collection on video at this link.


ReBecca Alexander Pickrel, Fashion Contributor

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