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September 13, 2011

A HAUTE MESS x NYFW: Vivenne Tam SS12

Vivienne Tam presented her Spring/Summer 2012 collection to a packed house at The Lincoln Center’s Theater on Saturday afternoon at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. This is one of the shows I had most been looking forward to this week and it did not disappoint. Aside from the excitement of the fashion show, I also spotted Patricia Field (of Sex and the City wardrobing fame, of course) and was seated next to an MTV compadre from the U.S. of A. — Holla!

I digress. I absolutely loved the collection – it was full of rich colours, beautiful and harmoniously mixed prints and interesting details on each garment like appliqués, cut-outs and embroidery. My favourite pieces included a handful of suiting with shorts or cigarette pants in the many nature-inspired and geometrical prints, an ivory and coral printed dress spotted early in the show, the iPad case-like clutches and the dramatic eveningwear, including a teal gown with a ruffled t-back and the extra long sleeved finale dress.

There’s an effortlessness and ease that flowed throughout the collection; it was inspired by the designer’s love of the spirit of the seventies, but the clothes translate into something that is very modern. My favourite looks:

left: PETAL PRINT CHIFFON TIE SHIRTDRESS

right: BLACK PETAL PRINT SILK DROOP BLAZER, ORCHID SPEAR COLLAR SLEEVELESS SHIRT, BLACK PETAL SILK DRAPED SHORTS, BLACK COLOUR BLOCK STUDDED BAG

left: BLACK PRINTED SILK JAGGER BLAZER, ORCHID TUXEDO TIE TOP, RED PRINTED SILK BARDOT PANTS, BLACK PRINTED CLUTCH

right: TIE-DYED COTTON JAGGER BLAZER, BAMBOO COTTON SHIRT, WASHED DENIM FLAP SHORTS

left: TURQ PETAL DRAPED SILK GOWN

right: GARDEN PRINT CHIFFON WATERFALL SLEEVES GOWN

left: ORANGE ORCHID PLACKET BLUE COTTON SHIRT, GARDEN COTTON BARDOT PANTS

right: DETAIL: TURQ PETAL DRAPED SILK GOWN

THE END

VIVIENNE TAM WITH MODELS

Photo Credit: Getty Images, Joe Corrigan

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Niki Blasina is a fashion writer and publicist from Vancouver.

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