Vivienne Tam Spring 2012 Collection
We always liked Vivienne Tam’s work; impeccable clothes with elegant detailing and thoughtful inspirations. But it wasn’t until last season, when we finally got to attend one of her shows, that we were utterly blown away by it. It photographs well, but in person, all the fine detailing is astonishingly beautiful. For this show, we had the INSANE privilege of being seated in the front row to watch all of these looks from a mere 3 feet away. We literally teared up at the beauty of it all. Pictures on the internet can’t possibly do it justice. Gorgeous colors, beautiful, delicate sheer prints, extremely fine embroidery and lace detailing, shredded print skirts and flowy, dramatic, ’70s-inspired gowns floated past our open-mouthed faces.
It was a moment of pure fashion joy and we said more than once that we wished fashion shows weren’t such a rarefied experience. If the public could see a show like this up close, even if they don’t like fashion or don’t like this type of fashion, they’d be blown away by the artistry on display. The collection was described in the notes as ” a harmonious and peaceful rhythm…strolling through Zen gardens,” and that couldn’t be a better description. Seeing these gorgeous pieces from a few feet away left our spirits elevated for the rest of the day. It’s not that we think every piece is perfect, but the collection on a whole was certainly a perfect aesthetic moment for us. This is why you want to go to Fashion Week; to see — to experience — something like this.
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