The Clothes: The New York-by-way-of-Hong Kong designer was inspired by five Chinese cosmology elements (metal, wood, water, fire and earth) for her Spring 2013 collection. How that was sartorially translated: A straightforward color palette of eye-popping persimmon, mint and kelly greens, and basic black and ivory – plus some mirrored metallics to close out the show. She stuck to geometric shapes and hard angles, especially a hexagonal eyelet motif that was played out in pieces ranging from a champagne trench to a black cutwork tee and clam digger pants ensemble layered over a bandeau and tap pants. The runway show was also the introduction of the Vivienne Tam and TSL fine jewelry collection, which featured massive triangle statement earrings and textured bib necklaces, also inspired by the five elements.
The Hair & Makeup: The makeup was matte and as nude as can be, with a barely-there rosy blush to accent the cheeks. The hair was severely parted in the middle and pulled back into a neat bun albeit with spikey loose ends sticking out, a la Gabby Douglas. The center parts were accented with a dusting of colored powder – either rusty red or light blue.
The Music: Eclectic Euro electro-rock soundtrack featuring a remix of “Never Had the Time” by Scandinavian band WhoMadeWho. (Thank you, Shazam.)
The Front Row: Angela Simmons – is this girl everywhere this week?
WTF Moment: Um, the Vivienne Tam x TSL Jewelry pieces range from $6500 to $40K. Whoa.
Celebrity I’d Most Like to See Wearing This Collection: Tilda Swinton in the fiery red deep V dress with the 90 degree angle waist accents.