Vivienne Tam is always one of my favorite shows every season. Her playful and message filled collections are always a wonderful surprise and unexpected. Sunday’s show was no different. It was an animated backdrop at Vivienne Tam’s Spring 2018 runway show which featured a dancing Wuba, a very cheerful and rotund character from the film Monster Hunt. The Chinese blockbuster was this season’s focal point, a collaborative effort that Tam has wanted to execute since she saw it two years ago. “I loved the message—bringing hope, love, friendship, and family all together,” she said backstage before the show. “I want to bring that message to the world; that’s why the clothes are joyful.”
She kept it light and loose, her way of honoring the traveler’s narrative.
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 today, at 1pm 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. To see more on the collaboration, please see the accompanying press release.
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.