The Vivienne Tam Fall/Winter 2017 collection was inspired by the electrifying energy of Hong Kong nightlife, ablaze with neon lights, enveloping this urban jungle in a haze of exciting velocity.
The visual culture of the city that never sleeps is conveyed in bursts of bright color and metallics -- neon fuschias, greens, purples and midnight blues derived from omnipresent neon signs and grids that light the skyscrapers. Iconic signage, traffic lights and contrasting dark tunnels are translated into neon prints, alluding to modern city life. Strong metallic knits and pleathers are toned down with contrasting textures comprised of muted menswear aspects such as wool tweeds, plaids and stripes. Dresses are easy and modern, expressed in a plaid qipao or a gathered, sequined form. Puffed jackets are rendered in both metallic and matte nylon while bomber jackets and sweatshirts are constructed from unexpected fabrics such as gathered wool plaid, jacquard and silk organza with the occasional appliqué. Complementing the looks are colorful evening bags that double as travel kits for the world traveler and the culture explorer.
Photo: Dan Lecca