Ethnic themes in fashion can go wrong so easily. They can often wind up looking gimmicky at best; offensive at worst. Vivienne Tam practically revels in her Chinese heritage, and pays homage to various other Asian cultures, and yet it never feels anything but beautiful, respectful, and inspired. This collection, entitled “Shangri-la Remix,” combined Himalayan textiles with her signature Chinese motifs (like that stunning dragon print shirt), rendered in deep jewel tones with luxury touches like big fuzzy collars and neck pieces. Everything about this collection says “sophisticated, serene, and worldly,” which, come to think of it, describes Vivienne Tam’s entire aesthetic perfectly.
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