Vivienne Tam Fall 2007 – New York Fashion Week Review

For her Fall 2007 women’s collection, Vivienne Tam drew upon the works of one of her favorite designers, Paul Poiret, an innovative Frenchman whose creations at the turn of the 20th century included the “hobble skirt” and the “lampshade dress.” As a result, most of Tam’s clothes veered away from the chinoiserie that has become her signature style.

The more Tam pushed the envelope – be it with fur, floral motifs or sparkling sequins – the more her pieces shone. Other looks in series of plum and black were less inspired and surprisingly plain in comparison. However, despite the departure, Tam still did her best work in the few “East meets West” pieces included in this collection: modernized cheongsam and dresses with loud Buddha prints.

all photos by Yuan-Kwan Chan / Meniscus Magazine