February 07, 2000
"I've mixed the romanticism of the Orient with sensual silhouettes to create a look that is feminine, yet hard-edged," said Vivienne Tam about her collection, which celebrated the Chinese New Year. Gold was the dominant color for a series of fun looks that included chrysanthemum-beaded dresses, velveteen coats with fur trims and metallic-embroidered shells. There were also shimmering optical prints, sequin starburst dresses and purple leather trousers that were thoroughly urban and modern. Tam's clean designs were enlivened with texture, color and shine to create an eclectic and thoroughly upbeat show.