February 12, 2010 New York
Out of deference to her menagerie, Tam steered clear of leather and used fabric to signify the volume and texture of fur. There was a lighthearted feeling to the entire collection, with laser-cut details adding levity to a creamy funnel-neck coat, and playful tights in all kinds of animal spots. A cashmere tee with fused charmeuse-satin appliqués, worn under an appealing sequined cardigan with a tulle overlay, was dressy but not stuffy; and comfortable tuxedo pants and a gorgeous gold and white striped blouse had plenty of chic party-time slouch. A strapless army green taffeta dress, wound round with a military belt and pinned with an origami rat, was another youthful take on eveningwear, and it worked.