Vivienne Tam has been on a graphic design kick lately (recall the Pop-art
Obama prints she sent down her Fall runway) and combined some of that zing with more familiar feminine elements for Resort. Her new lineup was all about mixing materials, and Tam often implemented the rule of three on pieces such as a sheath with scalloped shoulder cutouts that combined smooth crepe with polka-dotted georgette and eyelet. Similar day dresses in the collection (all ranging around $400 to $500) featured details such as traditional cheongsam-inspired asymmetrical necklines and "spiky plum" appliqués. Noteworthy separates, meanwhile, included long Bermuda shorts cut from a stretchy ikat fabric, as well as cute chrysanthemum-printed skorts and more eyelet-lace pieces, like a pair of on-trend peekaboo sheer pants.