February 16, 2015

February 16, 2015 

THE COLLECTION: Vivienne Tam presented her Fall – Winter 2015 collection on February 16, 2015

at 7:00pm in the Theatre at Lincoln Center. The collection is an urban romantic take on chinoiserie — the

European concept of China, sparked by its imagination of the mystical and exotic Far East. This prevailing

aesthetic characterized by intricate designs that blend ornate European design with rich imagery from the

East — lush renderings of birds, pagodas, boats, bamboos, bridges and more — was iterated in mirrors,

furniture, wall coverings, draperies and decorative art objects that dominated interior and fashion design.

Pearlescent paillettes under sheer tulle and printed silk shifts with sequined and beaded accents are

reminiscent of cloisonné textures while muted plaids are overlaid with black lace. Baroque matte silver and

foiled gold lace derived from Chinese Chippendale gilt mirrors are appliquéd onto high-necked, Victorian-

inspired silk blouses that frame the face. Wool jersey and techno-fabric patchwork dresses with graphic body

frame overlays and structured trapunto wool pea-coats round out the line-up.

The collection is rendered in both natural and hi-tech materials, such as melton and boiled wools, fine silks

and printed multi-textured techno-mesh layered with hand-crafted embroideries, lace and laser-cut appliqués.

It features exaggerated silhouettes — gathered sleeves, flared A-line skirts and dresses with nipped in waists

as well as quilted skirts and quilted cropped jackets that sometimes are paired with long or cropped

menswear-inspired trousers — expressed in warm ivories, camels, grays, dusty pinks, imperial blues, varying

depths of red, and burnished metallics.

RUNWAY COLLABORATION: Vivienne Tam partnered again this season with Pandora, the official

sponsor of NY Fashion week. “I’m  very  excited  to  be  collaborating  with  PANDORA  again  for  another

season,”  said  Tam.  “I  love  how  I’m  able  to  customize the hand-finished, modern jewelry to complement my


VIP GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE: Adrienne Bailon (Actress, Co-host, The Real), Anna Netrebko

(Metropolitan Opera Singer), Andrea Tantaros (Co-host, Outnumbered), Andrew Bolton (Curator, Anna

Wintour Costume Center at the Met Museum), Che’nelle (Japanese Pop Artist), DJ Helena, Eric West

(Actor, World War Z), Jeannie Mai (TV Personality, Co-host, The Real), Karen Hu (Miss China 2014),

Kerris Dorsey (Actress, Ray Donovan), Kelly Rutherford (Actress, Gossip Girl), Lindsey Morgan 

(Actress, The 100), NERVO (DJ Duo: Miriam Nervo /Olivia Nervo), Oluchi Orlandi (Host, Africa’s  Next  

Top Model), Phillip Bloch (Celebrity Stylist and TV Personality), Shuying Jiang (Chinese Film and TV

Star), Stephanie Szostak (Actress, Satisfaction), Tashiana Washington (Actress/Singer, Gimme Shelter),

Thatiana Diaz (Miss New York 2014), Vanessa Ray (Actress, Blue Bloods, Pretty Little Liars).


Vivienne Tam is an international designer known for her culture-bridging, East-meets-West approach to design as

well as pioneering global collaborations marrying fashion with technology.  Vivienne Tam effortlessly blends her

cultural roots with a modern design vocabulary recognized for its artistry.  She is the author of the award winning

book China Chic and pieces  from  her  collections  are  housed  in  the  permanent  archives  of  the  world’s  most

prestigious museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert

Museum in London.  Her collections can be found in 30 freestanding retail stores and over 100 specialty and

department stores worldwide.  For more information, please see and follow Vivienne Tam

on Twitter: @VIVIENNETAM and Facebook: