By  on September 10, 2008

At Vivienne Tam’s runway show Tuesday night, the audience got a glimpse of a pared-down notebook computer the designer calls a “digital clutch” because it’s so small and lightweight it can be tucked under an arm like an envelope bag.

The lacquerlike cover and inside are injected with a red and lavender peony print. “I wanted to elicit the sense of happiness of being surrounded by beautiful flowers in the garden,” said the designer, who is known for her use of color and prints. She collaborated with Hewlett-Packard on the design. “Women travel so much, we need a thin computer and a fun and fashionable one,” she said. Tam currently uses an Apple laptop.

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