It’s always so interesting to hear where designers look for inspirations for their collections. For Spring, Vivienne Tam was inspired by the Chinese blockbuster animated film Monster Hunt, which has an inspiring message of hope, family and love. In fact there was not only a fun and gleeful backdrop featuring a dancing Wuba (the film’s main character), but Tam herself walk out for the final walk with a life-size Wuba — super cute and charming.
The clothes themselves were filled with reflection of the nature in the film – blues, greens, sands and other earth tones with touches of aurora corals, misty mauves and dusky pinks – rendered in soft denim, cotton twill, silk voile, silk chiffon, lace, and fine mesh.
The silhouettes were airy, relaxed and seemingly comfortable. They were given shape by sash belts at the waist and sleeves and artful gathers. Most of her offerings were a nod to the East-meets-West and Yin-meets-Yang – with a nod to the masculine in boxy, oversized coats and dusters with a Daoist influence to feminine, ruffled dresses with asymmetric hems and ruched blouses with a romantic flair.