September 15, 1999
Hong Kong designer Vivienne Tam's Spring 2000 collection was inspired by dragons, which showed up everywhere from discreet details on waistbands to large sequined representations on dresses. "I wanted to propose a return to femininity for the twenty-first century," explains Tam. Her trademark embroideries were applied to technologically-advanced, iridescent fabrics in hues like ivory, jade and coral. Minimalist jackets were lavishly draped, printed dresses were generously beaded and skirts were dip-dyed in aqua and mint green. Tam designed the kind of wardrobe that will take a chic, young girl-about-town from mother's garden party to the nightclub without skipping a beat.