Day three of my fashion week started off with the Vivienne Tam show. I woke up late because I went to bed at 4am after a night of shits & giggles with my homeboy watching white people dance in the village.
So I show up to the jump off sleepy & HOOONGRY! Luckily I had that backstage access so I was able to set the eats off and I did! I love saying I had backstage access.
The great thing about backstage access is the abundant food and drink! Seriously.
Once my belly was satisfied, I put in that work!
I was already loving Vivienne Tam for the simple fact that she had a totally diverse line up of models. In fact, up until I did her show, most of the models looked alike. And when the models did the finale walk, you could hardly tell one from another.
Some shows had a Black girl here or there, an Asian girl here or there but that was it. So Vivienne got my unofficial Diversity Award for Best Model Line up. After her show, I started to see more faces of color and felt better about what I thought was going to be a continuing trend of lack of diversity on the runway.
After the show, I made my way back stage to scheme up a plan to make the Zac Posen show happen and I did. Who gone check me boo?
The NYLA Report September 22, 2010
By: Asia Willis
Moving away from her signature East-meets-West aesthetic, Vivienne Tam’s spring collection was a bit more relaxed. With a twist on hippie style, the collection was heavy on lace and patchwork in a slouchy, loose style that gave off a modern bohemian vibe.
Crochet cotton dresses uttered relaxation and bold ethnic prints that any world traveler could admire gave this collection a global appeal. Each piece was like a peculiar treasure that you would only find in a thrift store.
The collection was a nomad’s dream with minimal splashes of denim accentuated patchwork and beaded dresses. Kendra Wilkinson (E! reality TV star), Serena Williams and Denise Richards all graced the front row.
To check out the entire slideshow of backstage & runway photos clickhere.