Inside Vivienne Tam’s Spring/Summer 2023 New York Fashion Week Runway Show
Vivienne Tam, always an ambassador, daring to cross the east-west divide, now fearlessly has built a bridge from fantasy to NYFW. A web3 platform of blue chip NFTs with Bored Apes & Cyberkongs are being interpreted through Vivienne’s fashion lens, embroidered, printed & crocheted fabrics of Broderie Anglaise, brilliantly cut & draped–converging IRL and the metaverse to forge a new frontier in fashion and technology.
This season, Vivienne Tam is bridging the virtual world with the material realm. For her 2023 Spring/Summer collection, Tam pulls numerous avatars from the most iconic blue chip NFT collections and incorporates them into her upcoming looks; this collection surpasses genders and generations.
Ubiquitous characters from the Yuga Labs umbrella (Bored Ape Yacht Club & CryptoPunks), classics like CyberKongz, and Awkward Astronauts (and more) will be sewn, embroidered, printed, and emblazoned onto and into various cuts and silhouettes, including numerous accessories, merging Tam’s rich culture and expertise with a brave new digital world.
Vivienne Tam blurs the lines from the Tech world to the real world. Confusing and questioning, Fashion or Tech or maybe even Art?