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Vivienne Tam Fall 2014: Cave craving

At the Vivienne Tam fashion show during Mercedes-Benz

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The inspiration: A place called Dunhuang, a revered cultural heritage site in Vivienne Tam’s native China. The place is famed for its ancient cave murals, which she’s reproduced in dresses in the form of digital prints.

The vibe: Very ‘70s, with culottes, elegant brocades and a series of maxi dresses, A-line skirts, eyelet midis. If anyone had suddenly started singing something from Carole...

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Vivienne Tam's tribute to Shanghai

A model presents a creation by Vivienne Tam

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An ode to modern Shanghai -- Vivienne Tam’s spring line is inspired by China’s most pulsating, vibrant metropolis, and it’s evident in a lot of the looks she sent down the runway. There’s the skyline patterns on a crewneck sweater, and a lot of gritty black and white prints, and yet surprisingly this may be one of Vivienne Tam’s softest collections in years.

The China-born designer usually...

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Vivienne Tam inspired by Pop Art, Chinese New Year

Vivienne Tam celebrated the Chinese New Year at

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Vivienne Tam celebrated the Chinese New Year at her Sunday night show with a Pop Art- and punk-inspired collection of graphic prints in bold colors -- black, red, white.

Take the first look, which spoke volumes of what was to come. The model wore a black jacket with leather sleeves and a “Pop Culture Obama” print -- that’s right, the president’s face multiplied many times over, as if in a...

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