Fashion Week: Vivienne Tam Pops With Color #NYFW

Thursday, February 19, 2009 • Permalink • 

--By Jules Newmark

Jules is live and on the scene, scouting select shows and parties at New York Fashion Week for Stiletto Jungle.

Short lines are my fav at fashion week - especially when you're waiting to get through the paparazzi and other fashion fans in the pouring rain... never good for silk, let me tell you! This year, Vivienne Tam brought to life a colorful collection with Asian influences perfectly infused, streamline dresses and top/skirt combos. Purple, red, black and green chic schemes go between silk silhouettes while the champagne floats around the room.

Blondes and brunettes are modeling the collection this evening, standing atop small blocks in perfect unison, never really moving a muscle... except for occasional sip of water and whisper. All models are showing off black tights with pointed shoes, which make for the perfect outfit. My favorite is a purple minidress covered in cutouts - it would be perfect for a hot date or impressive interview in the fashion industry - when in doubt - always choose stilettos! Purple is power and black fades into the fashionable background... hair is pulled back on models and short frocks rule the showroom.

Red is another pop color - she's not fading fast girls, don't you worry, a red lip isn't the only thing coming back! Fashion magazine editors Amy Astley and Katrina Szish were in attendance as well as plus size model Whitney from America's Next Top Model. All and all, this powerful collection is worth a whirl for your dressing options this fall! I never thought that Asian symbols could be translated into such beautiful graphic patterns as they were - seeing ancient text in modern day fabrics on waifish models was truly a global crossover.
Jules Newmark
Jules Newmark is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Jules is currently based in sun drenched San Diego, California, where she works, and works the scene, as a modeling agent. Jules's beauty must-haves include mascara by Dior, perfume by Calvin Klein, and a really good sunblock.