Watching the Vivienne Tam’s Spring/Summer 2016 runway show was like viewing a film you never want to come to an end. Each and every look was something unique and unexpected. The collection comprised everything from skirts with fun stripes and ruffled hems to jumpsuits with a relaxed fit and embroidery that look like both boys and girls could wear them.
My look for the show combined both feminine and boyish features as well. I paired a lace off the shoulder blouse with an androgynous cut culotte jumpsuit.
Backstage after the show I had to ask Vivienne what was her favorite aspect of incorporating street style fashion into her collection. Vivienne loved the fact that she felt limitless with what she could create. With street style, there are “no rules.” Giving her the freedom of creating the Vivienne Tam Woman as a boundless individual who could be “glamourous, or boyish, just whoever they are, without pleasing anyone.”
Combining fashion trends from the 1920’s, a period when women barely had a voice of their own, with the freedom of street culture today, produced so many fun, colorful and easy to wear additions to the spring closet of both men and women, interchangeably might I add.
Personally I loved the freedom and fluidity of the collection. I can relate to wanting to wear a more boyish outfit but yet still adding girly elements to play up my femininity without looking like a walking sex-bomb.
The Vivienne Tam girl is unique and limitless. I am her, you could be her, or I could even be a Vivienne Tam boy, all I have to do is get dressed. I can be whoever I want to be, and so can you. xoxoSB
GET THE LOOK
Zara culotte jumpsuit
H&M lace blouse
Zara box bag
Photohrapher: Alena Soboleva