So, what do you get when you go to Houston? A collection with NASA logos intertwined with applique butterflies with western shirts and rodeo belts. And for whatever reason, it works! Everyone knows I adore Vivienne Tam. She’s the one designer who sent out hand written thank you notes to her guests and every since then she can do little wrong in my eyes.. I admire her moxie. Yes, Tam walks to her own tune and makes no qualms about it. Her exuberance for new and wonderful things is infectious and I love it. This collection was no different and well…we all need a little country and space travel in our lives.
Vivienne Tam is the first fashion designer to use NASA’s logo in a collection. She recently took a trip to Houston, where she visited NASA’s headquarters. While she was there, she also took part in a rodeo. “Everyone talks about New York being the center of everything, but Houston is such an advanced city,” she said. With its diverse population and booming art scene, Tam said Houston is like a collage of cultures. She channeled that idea literally with dresses collaged with embroideries, screen prints, and appliqués encompassing the city’s highlights: Sequined rockets mingled with vibrant Mexican blooms, supersoft fringed suede jackets were teamed with chrome metallic flares for a “space cowboy meets rodeo” vibe, and botanical prints were spliced with a constellation of stars. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo even let Tam use their logo, which turned up as patches on a denim dress.
VIP GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE: Alysia Reiner (Actress, Orange is the New Black), Camren Bicondova (Actress, Gotham), Carol Alt (Model), Chloe Norgaard (Model), Cristina Milian (Singer), Daya (Singer), Eric Harland (Drummer), Eric West (Actor), Holly Taylor (Actress, The Americans), Hong Thaimee (Celebrity Chef), Jamie Chung (Actress, The Hangover Part II), Jules Wainstein (TV Personality, RHONY), Karrueche Tran (Actress), Li Zhang (Actress), Ma Su (Actress), Madison Beer (Singer), Megan Nicole (Singer), Miriam Shor (Actress, Younger), Molly Bernard (Actress, Younger), Nigel Barker (Photographer, TV Personality), Qin Li (Actress), Sean Young (Actress, Blade Runner), Sophie Beem (Singer), Violett Beane (Actress, The Flash), Zulay Henao (Actress, Fighting). Also in attendance were: Andrew Warren, Adelina Wong Ettelson, Blair Voltz Clark, Cheryl Casone (FOX News) Consuelo Costin Vanderbilt, Eva Jeanbart Lorenzotti, Gaia Matisse, Ingrid Nielson, Jennifer Creel, Kimberly Guilfoyle (FOX News, The FIVE), Lucrezia Buccellati, Maria Buccellati, Reya Benitez, Stacy Engman, Susan Shin, Tracy Stern, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Yue-Sai Kan and others.
MORE ABOUT VIVIENNE TAM
Vivienne Tam is an international designer known for her culture-bridging, East-meets-West approach to design as well as pioneering global collaborations marrying fashion with technology. Vivienne Tam effortlessly blends her cultural roots with a modern design vocabulary recognized for its artistry. She is the author of the award winning book China Chic and pieces from her collections are housed in the permanent archives of the world’s most prestigious museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her collections can be found in 30 freestanding retail stores and over 100 specialty and department stores worldwide. For more information, please see www.viviennetam.com and follow Vivienne Tam on Twitter: @VIVIENNETAM and Facebook: https://www.