September 09, 2007 New York
Tam banished Fall's droopy Paul Poiret-inspired silhouette in favor of a leaner line but carried forward her exploration of Chinese paper-cutting methods on fabric. The latter worked to sexy effect on a white and silver-mirror leather dress. Elsewhere, she slashed up an abstract tropical print and appliquéd it back onto textural cocktail dresses, and she hung gold fish-shaped sequins on a simple but fun magenta shift. There was some sophistication here, and it made for an improvement on last season.