What inspired you for fall 2012?
How does this play out in terms of colors, materials and shapes?
I am using bold colors and fabrics with lots of texture, such as heavy wools and tweeds. I like the slouchy but chic look of oversized blazers and shirts.
What music did you listen to while designing this collection?
I listen to the sounds of what surrounds me; I especially love the sounds of nature.
What do you look for when casting your show?
I look for confidence in my models. When the girls have confidence, it shows in their attitude and translates into their walk; the clothes come to life.
How do you stay energized/balanced in the weeks leading up to NYFW?
I ground myself every day by practicing yoga. Having this already set into my routine allows me to stay balanced so I do not feel overwhelmed in the days leading up to NYFW.
What other show(s) are you looking forward to seeing this season?
I always look forward to seeing how designers translate their inspirations into a collection for the runway.
How do you plan to unwind after Fashion Week?
There are always new projects to be working on. I like keeping busy and challenging myself. I see the end of fashion week as a new beginning; an opportunity to work on new ideas that have come to me during this process.
Vivienne Tam will show her fall 2012 collection on Wednesday, February 15th at The Stage at Lincoln Center.