Vivienne Tam took an imaginative trip along the Silk Road for fall. Along the way she collected a range of inspirations, mixing and matching them in her eclectic collection. From references to Turkish carpets and Indian decor to tributes to Chinese iconography and Japan textiles, the lineup was infused with a charming exotic vibe tempered by clean silhouettes.
She topped a shimmering plissé Lurex skirt trimmed in lace with a sweater embellished with graphic leather appliqués that had a tribal feel, and paired urban suede culottes with a pretty jacket worked in an opulent silver-and-gold jacquard fabric echoing Central Asian traditional costumes. There were also chic kimonolike jackets, and an array of maxidress with a folkloric touch.
Walking on the maximalistic wild side, Tam succeeded in finding a balance between free-spirited eccentricity and modern, metropolitan elegance.