Staying relevant in fashion is a constant challenge. For spring, Vivienne Tam pushed the envelope in an attempt to do just that by showing men on her runway for the first time. The collection was inspired by the androgynous fashions of the Twenties and by modern street culture.
Tam’s gender-fluid references were all evident: A button-down shirt with a ruffle detail was paired with boyish, boxy trousers for women, while a cool black-and-white Mahjong-inspired printed robe was worn nonchalantly over a mesh T-shirt and gray trousers by a man. It was easy to imagine either of these looks — as well as any of the bomber jackets with mesh details or cutout embroideries — on either gender. But at the end of the day, her girly white lace jumpsuit and short flirty dresses are the ones that will keep her selling.