Vivienne Tam Designer Q&A – How to be the Next International Supermodel

Picture yourself walking the catwalk at New York Fashion Week in September with lights shining and photographers clicking pictures of you wearing the most coveted styles. For one lucky super girl, WeChat and world re-known fashion designer, Vivienne Tam, are turning this dream into a reality. Aspiring models can simply apply for this once-in-a-life-time opportunity by downloading WeChat and visiting the Next International Supermodel Contest site.


To launch the contest, we chatted with Vivienne about her world of high-fashion and what she’s looking for in the next “It” girl. Check out the interview below.


WeChat: Growing up, what inspired you to go into the fashion industry?


VT: It was my mother. She taught me how to sew and make clothes for myself using scrap fabrics. I would dress myself and style my own complete look with accessories and everything. It was my mother who inspired me to be who I am today.


WeChat: How would you describe your first experience at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week?


VT: It was my dream come true. I realized I had accomplished something major, that I had made it (my first fashion show) happen. It gave me the confidence to aim for a higher level and to accomplish more later on.


WeChat: What particular goals do you have when designing a new collection?


VT: My goal has always been to be the bridge between East and West. I am inspired by new things and things that I like to learn.


WeChat: What do you like about WeChat and how do you use it in your personal and professional life?


VT: It is an all-inclusive platform that allows me to connect with my office, friends and business partners on a personal level. For example, I would send images to my design team and have group chats with them when I travel. Another example would be the model contest – I teamed up with WeChat to launch the first ever International Super Model Contest. It is the WeChat platform and its unique features that made this campaign possible.


WeChat: What do you look for when selecting a model for your fashion shows?


VT: I look for models who have their own style and personality and are confident inside and out. And someone who can represent my collection well.


WeChat: What advice do you have for aspiring models participating in the Next International Supermodel Contest?


VT: Be yourself. Let your inner beauty and confidence shine.


If you think you could be the Next International Supermodel, enter now by downloading WeChat and visiting the contest site. The winner will be flown to New York City to walk in Vivienne Tam’s fashion show. Submissions close on July 25, 2014 (11:59 pm ET). The contest is open to women ages 18 and older all around the world. No experience required.