Vivienne Tam presented her Spring/Summer 2018 collection on September 10, 2017 in Gallery I at Skylight Clarkson Sq, 550 Washington Street, New York, NY.
THE COLLECTION:The Spring/Summer 2018 collection was inspired by the action-adventure film, Monster Hunt and its sequel, Monster Hunt 2.
It reflects the mountains and river landscapes depicted in the film and features its main character, Wuba. The film’s lush imagery finds expression in prints and colors reflecting nature – blues, greens, sands and other earth tones with touches of aurora corals, misty mauves and dusky pinks – rendered in soft denim, cotton twill, silk voile, silk chiffon, lace, and fine mesh.
Signature mesh overlays and hand-crafted embroideries depict Wuba and other mystical creatures such as the double headed crane and fabled nine tailed fox in a magical dreamland where imagination makes all possible.
Silhouettes are airy, relaxed and comfortable but are given shape by sash belts at the waist and sleeves and artful gathers.
East meets West and Yin meets Yang – with a nod to the masculine in boxy, oversized coats and dusters with a Daoist influence to feminine, ruffled dresses with asymmetric hems and ruched blouses with a romantic flair.
The collection speaks to a playful journey of the mind, from fantasy to modern, urban chic.
RUNWAY COLLABORATION: Produced by Bill Kong and directed by Raman Hui, the popular adventure-action film series, Monster Hunt and the Monster Hunt 2, have inspired Tam to create a collection that is visually compelling and underscores the values of tolerance, co-existence, family, friendship, love and hope — as denoted in the film, by the unlikely alliance between humans and “monsters”.
The collection was unveiled in Skylight Clarkson Sq during the Vivienne Tam Spring/Summer 2018 runway fashion show, causing an exciting stir at the finale, when Wuba walked the runway with Vivienne Tam, preparing him to step onto the international stage as Monster Hunt 2 will be simultaneously released worldwide by Sony Pictures in major Asian territories and Lionsgate in North America and the United Kingdom.
VIP GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE: Vivienne Tam, Bill Kong (Producer, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, Fearless, House of Flying Daggers), Aidan Alexander (Actor), Alisha Boe (Actress, 13 Reasons Why), Alysia Reiner (Actress, Orange is the New Black), Bebe Neuwirth (Actress), Camren Bicondova (Actress, Gotham), Carol Alt (Model), Chrissie Fit (Actress, Pitch Perfect 2), Danielle Campbell (Actress, The Originals), Danielle Moinet (TV Personality), Du Yang (Miss China World, 2014), Emma Myles (Actress, Orange is the New Black), Eric West (Actor), Fala Chen (Actress), Francesca Curran (Actress, Orange is the New Black), Geneva Carr (Actress, Bull), Helen Tao (Actress), Holly Taylor (Actress, The Americans), Huang Yi Lin (Actress), India de Beaufort (Actress, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World), James Chen (Actor, The Walking Dead), Jeannie Mai (TV Personality), Jenna Leigh Green (Actress), Jiani Zhang (Actress), Louis Wong (Actor), Mary-Charles Jones (Actress, Kevin Can Wait), Meredith O’Connor (Actress, Singer), Molly Chiang (Actress), Niki Taylor (Model), Stella Santana (Singer), Tashiana Washington (Actress), Wen Ya (Actress), Xiaoting Pan (World Pool Champion), and others such as Yue-Sai Kan, Andrew Warren, Blair Voltz Clarke, Consuelo Costin Vanderbilt, Phillip Bloch, Susan Shin and Victoria Silvstedt