Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Sweater, sequins, silk and slim dominate Vivienne Tam's F/W 2016 runway Sunday evening at The Arc at Moynihan Station

Seasons of consecutive showings create a craving for creativity beyond commercial consumption. Which designers will dazzle with cutting-edge concepts? Sunday night, 'retro' returns with vibrant vigor via Vivienne Tam's Fall/Winter runway at The Arc. Sequins, sweaters, foil and floral reinvent the visuals of a 'Cultural Dreamland'; the 'New Silk Road' reincarnates with glittery glamour. Tribal themes on quilted knits and patterned prints echo energetic exoticism and illustrate the path from Persia to China. Long dresses and long sleeved sweaters dominate, with a healthy dose of Tam's signature embroidered embellishments. Keep reading for a closer look... 

 Signature Vivienne Tam elegance-- cutouts embroidered on mesh

Inspired elements of folklore find comfort in fashion this Fall. Turkish carpets come to life on Tam's simplified silhouettes. Kimono sleeves and cheerful colors of traditional Central Asian costume are incorporated into jacquard jackets. Tam's fusion of East and West takes a modern twist with experimental styling. Click here for Vivienne Tam's complete F/W 2016 lookbook. While browsing, look down to see shoes made in collaboration with China's leading shoe brand, Joy and Peace.

 Fusion of East meets West

Weather appropriate!

 Stripes... and Stadium seating

 Patchwork pair

Mosaic on mesh

Up-close of a show favorite

Front view of show stand-outs [photos courtesy Fashion GPS]

Three's a crowd

Post-presentation procession 

Vivienne Tam pops out for a quick wave at the end of her show

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