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The Show: Vivienne Tam
The Theme: Hong Kong Gothic
The Color Palette: Red and Black
The Standout Look: An Asian influence is very characteristic of Tam’s collections and Fall 2013 was no exception. The reflection of Hong Kong trends in this collection was extremely apparent. However, the use of black lipstick, leather, and plaid gave this collection a much more gothic/punk vibe than expected. Tam used a lot of radical cuts on her pieces and included prints with Chinese symbols. Another print that occurred multiple times throughout the collection was a bunch of men in sunglasses holding up a smartphone scan code; not surprising as Tam is always embracing the cutting edge of technology. While the show was overall very dark and intense, a great piece that Tam reinvented was high-waisted cargo pants; they are masculine, yet flattering and a perfect addition to any fall wardrobe.
– Danielle Sepanek