Friday, March 18, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Vivienne Tam Spring 2016!

Known for bridging Eastern and Western culture, Vivienne Tam draws on her Asian heritage for inspiration and then translates it into garments that are a hit in both cultures.  And since it's March, Vivienne Tam's Spring 2016 Collection is hitting stores right now!

Vivienne Tam drew her inspiration for her Spring 2016 collection from a mixture of 1920’s Chinese Art Deco and androgynous dressing which was played with during that era.  The Chinese Art Deco theme brought in bold graphics with images of Art Deco dragons, Mahjong tiles and Deco Peonies.

With 2016 also being the Year of the Monkey, Vivienne Tam also included a signature Monkey graphic in all shapes and sizes and in every medium from print and applique to Swarovski crystals.

I am personally super excited about this collection, because it is the first time that Vivienne Tam has included menswear in her line, giving me the chance to finally be able to wear clothing from one of my favorite designers!  I had to have a Monkey Tee and you will definitely see me sporting Vivienne Tam at events around town!

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Friday, March 11, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Ready To Fish by Ilja Fall 2015!

Ilja Visser launched her Dutch fashion house in Amsterdam with a couture line that she shows twice a year in Paris.  A few years later, Ilja Visser began her Ready-to-Wear line Ready To Fish to make her designs more accessible.

Ready To Fish is both feminine and edgy, offering contemporary, understated silhouettes.  Ilja Visser’s concept for the collection is to translate self-expression into versatile and wearable designs.

Ilja Visser selects the best fabrics and knits available to create her collections and pays great attention to details not only in the construction, but also with hidden closures and seams, an unexpected mix of materials and special treatments.

Ready To Fish Fall 2015 takes its inspiration from menswear and Ilja Visser uses her special design magic to translate masculine shapes and fabrics into a very feminine very exciting collection.

Video Photography by Josh Bell