Wearables are quickly becoming an integral part of the fashion accessory business (on the design end, if not the consumer), and Vivienne Tam is one of the latest to release new designs in the sector. Having already been known for a close connection to technology, the designer did a line of HP notebooks in 2008 and also teamed up with mobile messenging app WeChat this year, Tam debuted a collaboration with Zeuse that turns three of the designer’s runway bags into to wireless phone chargers.
It’s a sleek partnership — the blue and white porcelain clutch that opened the show, both covetable for fashion and function — that honestly didn’t distract from the presentation at all. In fact, that blue and white wave porcelain design appeared on two bags and then mysteriously disappeared, allowing the eyes of front row celebrities like Carmen Electra and Tam regular Angela Simmons to settle on clearly Asian inspired, sport-minded designs. The notes point specifically to the treasures of the Ming and Qing dynasties housed in the Forbidden Palace as inspiration which would explain why the designer picked the jade colored accessories from sponsor Pandora Jewelry.
It also explains the beautiful appliqué done on mesh tops and dresses that looked beautiful when layered over one of the designer’s ombre styles. The result was stunning and whole-hearted. And while there was a slight two-look stumble as the designer transitioned into a small orange section of the collection, the presentation stayed strong, closing on a high point with the blue and white wave porcelain print turning back up on the closing trio of looks.