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Vivienne Tam’s Collection Reflects Punk & Pop-Art Individuality for the Chinese New Year

By Robyn Roberts

February 14, 2013

Recognized as the fashion industry’s ambassador of Chinese Chic, Vivienne Tam debuted her fall/winter 2013-2014 collection based on an essence of underground punk. Looks evoked a strong individuality, yet each one was united, in a sense, bringing cultural identities together in a rather celebratory state. Fittingly held on the Chinese New Year, the collection was inspired by Pop Art and Mondrian graffiti prints. Wearable ladylike suits had an air of masculinity. Cocktail dresses in wool, silk, leather and hi-tech synthetics were in a uniform color scheme of black, white, and deep red with occasional pops of cobalt blue. Models were styled to resemble a chic, sleeker version of Japanese Anime. Tam threw in a dash of camouflage here, and an army style jacket there, to represent her feelings of celebrating change for the new year: an evolution of unity and growth over an actual revolution for individuality. Amidst the “fighter” aesthetic of the collection, Tam’s pieces embraced paradox, life’s essence, yin & yang.

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