June 18, 2012 New York
Vivienne Tam has mastered the art of contrast. With her new Resort collection, she adapted circular tribal graphics of the mandala and geometric Buddhist symbols to her urban aesthetic. Subdued hues of black, white, gray, and khaki were mixed with a bold orange. Soft, lightweight cotton was paired with more tailored substantial silk and wool blends. Opposites were very attractive indeed in one of Tam's favorite looks, a patterned tank dress and a structured cropped silk blazer. Other high points: a pair of skinny black trousers with intricate mesh cutouts, a boxy T-shirt with a kaleidoscope design, and a printed hooded parka with a drawstring waist. All three were as wearable as they were chic.
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