The Vivienne Tam Fall 2017 collection was inspired by the energy of Hong Kong nightlife and its neon lights. Neon fuchsias, greens, purples and blues reminisce of the grids that light the skyscrapers. Uneven hems and lace metallic skirts and cropped trousers were paired with draped and oversized blazers while shoulder pads give structure. Tam’s dresses were easy and modern, and seem to attract a younger crowd. Puffed jackets were rendered in both metallic and matte nylon while bomber jackets and sweatshirts were constructed from unexpected fabrics such as gathered wool plaid, jacquard and silk organza with the occasional appliqué.
Strong metallic knits and pleathers are toned down with contrasting textures comprised of muted menswear aspects such as wool tweeds, plaids and stripes. Silk jacquards, sequins, liquid jerseys and extensive ruching in gathered sleeves, leggings and bodies channel the early ’90’s but silhouettes are contemporary — loose, fluid and deconstructed.