Vivienne Tam doesn't have much luck with weather. Last year, Hurricane Floyd wreaked havoc on New York Fashion Week, forcing Tam to reschedule her show. And today, rains of Biblical proportions descended upon Bryant Park just in time for her presentation. Undaunted, Tam marched onher models making their entrances with appropriately damp and tousled hair.
Tam is at her best with accessible, easy-to-wear clothes like the Chrysler-print dresses and black leather jackets and skirts that opened her show. There was also an interesting matte jersey dolman dress with a metal choker that looked much fresher than her heavily beaded, overly ornate looks. A white skirt with a sparse, geometric sprinkling of crystals, worn with a simple berry cardigan, was far chicer than the overdone pink and blue computer-print sequined looks. In Tam's case, less is often more.