The Zen of fashion design...Vivienne Tam's Spring 2013 collection was designed around the 5 elements of Chinese cosmology. The elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth were represented in simple geometric shapes like fire triangles, circles of metal, the earth as a square (clearly pre-Columbus). The New York Fashion Week show was also the debut of the designer's collaboration with TSL jewelry.
I have to say I loved this collection. There were a ton of looks I was ready to buy. I always liked this designer's modern, tongue-in-cheek take on traditional Chinese motifs. This collection did too, but in a much more abstract, non-obvious way. Layers of silk chiffon on organza in the classic palette of red, black, white.
TSL is a jewelry chain where many of my relatives bought gifts for me when I got married. It was also the boutique I went to after a stressful business trip in Hong Kong and needed to treat myself. They have modern designs and tiny little diamonds to make them sparkly...
Your life may not always have balance, but now your outfit has no excuse.
photos by David TW Leung