Crochet on the Runway: Vivienne Tam

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New York Fashion Week was filled with designer crochet all over the runways. One of the most striking collections came from Vivienne Tam. Everyone’s talking about it. Want to know what they’re saying? Here are some various quotes from around the web:

“Vivienne Tam preserved her East-meets-West sensibility Saturday but mixed up the ancient and the contemporary during New York Fashion Week. … Keeping close to home, she also worked some dragon designs into her collection. Her cream-colored dragon crochet tunic sprinkled with jet crystals was a show stopper.” Summer Moore (CP)

“”A series of beautifully patched-together cotton lace dresses — with crochet work inspired by Asian temple facades and Middle Eastern frescoes — had a lived-in quality that was extremely appealing, like something you’d find inside a flea-market steamer trunk in a dream.” Alison Baenen

“The collection fabricated a daydream of music, song and dance, which was realized by patterns, dramatic designs and layers.” Zhang Xiang

“Whites and greys present a pop, doubly so on this catwalk. These two colours and their variants are mixed through the collection’s simple pieces, in its pieces that are perfectly inline with the crochet clothing trend, and are additionally layered under sheers and laces.” StyleBistro

“Of it all, however, the collection’s cutaway elements are what really stand out. Lavilshly applied as detail to pieces, be it as shoulder caps or full sleeves, it’s a motif carried through into the collection’s footwear.” Daniel P Dykes

Any opinions on Tam’s use of crochet in her new collection?

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