Tina Tam of Carnal Design dazzles with sensual, edgy clothing
Heavily inspired by "heavy metal and rock 'n roll with a femme fatale attitude," Carnal Design originated from local designer Tam's final collection project during her last year at the Art Institute of Vancouver. The collection, which was dominated by sexy leather pieces, garnered her an award for "Most Outstanding Collection".
Since graduation, however, Tam has focused on creating more contemporary, wearable pieces while still maintaining an emphasis upon "unique design and really clean cut lines," adding fabrics, prints, and colour into the mix.
A native of Calgary, Tam explains, "With my time living in Vancouver, I’ve kind of developed a change in style. That's why my contemporary stuff is different than the original Carnal Design."