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).
MORE ABOUT VIVIENNE TAM
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 www.viviennetam.com and follow Vivienne Tam
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