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For her spring/summer 2015 collection, it was obvious Vivienne Tam felt most inspired by the ornate treasures of the Ming and Qing dynasties housed in the Forbidden Palace. But regardless of what or whom sparks a new collection from her visually-rich Asian heritage, Tam always finds room for modernity.
High-tech materials in power-mesh and laser-cut applique overlays lend a rather sporty aesthetic to vintage inspired prints and shift dresses. Knitted techno-mesh modernized otherwise classic 70s inspired lines and lengths. Never shy with pops of vivid color, the designer incorporates vibrant cobalt blues, greens, and corals along with clean, milky whites. and bermuda prints. There’s a relaxed fit to most silhouettes in mini-dresses and pajama style pants, and necklines are playful with delicate key-holes and laser cutouts in abstract shapes. There’s little doubt that Tam had fun with the creative process of this collection, which is rather evident in her detailed work.