Inspired by both a journey to find inner peace and the nature-infused 1970s, Vivienne Tam explored new ways to play with print, texture, and color in her Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Messy buns and loose tendrils of hair were evocative of a relaxed and Zen style that helped express Vivienne Tam’s yoga sensibility.
KEY LOOKS AND STYLES
→ The collection showed blazers, pants and tap shorts.
→ Prints are her obvious strength (she was on Project Runway introducing designing print textiles to the contestants) and this season, she showed abstract orchids, modern Google-maps-pop-art, and more.
→ The mixture of patterns emphasized the playful side of Zen with flowers and leaves mixing into one harmonious outfit.
→ Prints took form in isolated motifs too, appliqued on dress collars and into rib cage-esque styles. The embroidery was on dresses, blouses, and gowns.
→ A cornflower blue denim suit with denim cut outs at the flared trousers seemed ill-fitting and stiff but the preceding orange suit with sheer shirt was modern, chic and wearable.
→ A sheer nude slip dress were must-haves with Vivienne Tam’s floral jacket.
→ Mono-print outfits worked through different textures. A sheer orchid print top and opaque printed trousers looked smart and put together.
→ Key colors were sky blue, orange, red, magenta, and hot pink. All these colors came together in the final look which was an explosion of flowers on a jumpsuit/dress/cape situation. The dramatic flowing look followed two boldly colored solid pieces.
VIVIENNE TAM SPRING/SUMMER 2012
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