VIVIENNE TAM SS2016 Collection is inspired by the increasingly androgynous nature of fashion in the 20’s and today’s “street” culture.
It reflects a contemporary contextualization of art deco design elements, characterized by linear forms, dropped waists & stripes.
Angularities translated into relaxed shapes that are reminiscent of the teen surfer/skater culture of the 70’s and nods to modern comfort and ease.
The collection finds expression in relaxed silhouettes, crisp cottons, synthesized crepes and techno-mesh layered with hand-crafted embroideries and laser-cut appliqués, combining masculine shapes with feminine embellishments.
Graphic black and white, red, sea green, and accents of fluorescent pink and mint green add a modern twist.
A mainstay of the collection are unisex jumpsuits and bomber jackets made of power mesh with striped ribbing at the collar, wrists and waist, as well as oversized shirts featuring appliqués.
Floral and dragon motifs that are interpreted in the art deco style on techno-mesh and menswear striped shirting and dresses, are softened with ruffled sleeves and hems.
An unconventional rendering of eyelets with Mahjong (Chinese leisure activity that was all the rage in America during the 20’s) tiles, rounds out the collection.