Unfortunately, This year I was not able to attend fashion week. Vivienne Tam A/W17 collection is the visual culture of the city that never sleeps is conveyed in bursts of bright color and metallics -- neon fuschias, greens, purples and midnight blues derived from omnipresent neon signs and grids that light the skyscrapers. Iconic signage, traffic lights, and contrasting dark tunnels are translated into neon prints, alluding to modern city life. Durable metallic knits and pleathers are toned down with contrasting textures comprised of muted menswear aspects such as wool tweeds, plaids, and stripes.
Silk Jacquards, sequins, liquid jerseys and extensive ruching in gathered sleeves, leggings and bodies channel the early ‘90’s, but silhouettes are contemporary -- loose, fluid and deconstructed. Uneven hems and metallic lace skirts and cropped trousers are paired with draped and oversized blazers while shoulder pads give structure. Dresses are easy and modern, expressed in a plaid qipao or a gathered, sequined form. Constructed puffed jackets are rendered in both metallic and matte nylon while bomber jackets and sweatshirts, Created from unexpected fabrics such as gathered wool plaid, jacquard, and silk organza with the occasional appliqué. Complementing the looks are colorful evening bags that double as travel kits for the world traveler the culture explorer.