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Based on the concept of “nothingness”, a space in which anything can happen, Vivienne Tam’s Fall 2009 collection spotlighted rich jewel tones — red, deep purple, teal — and neutrals, along with a keen mixing of textures and layering of fabrics.

The Chinese character for “nothingness” – “wu” – was a theme featured in several collection pieces. 

The core of Tam’s inspiration came from a belief that when there is uncertainty in the cosmos, only an empty heart and clear mind lead to purity.

Also of note, Tam collaborated with HP this season to incorporate live blogging stations into her presentation so that the invited guests could instantly share their opinions and experiences.