High fashion laptops in Vivienne Tam’s spring collection

High-tech took on a fashionable twist in New York when the designer Vivienne Tam sent models down the runway clutching slim, red Hewlett-Packard laptops instead of evening bags.

“It’s a little laptop, like a fashionable clutch,” Tam said backstage before her show at which she gave a sneak peek at the limited-edition computer. “It’s so light, you could carry it anywhere.”

Her signature red peony print, the motif for her spring 2009 collection, appeared on the cover of the laptop, or “digital clutch,” which will not be available until early next year.

I wanted to give life and color to a computer,” Tam said. “Even if you’re in the office, you should feel like you’re in a garden.”

Since I’ve telecommuted for years, I actually get to work from the garden whenever I wish to.

I don’t think a peony-covered laptop would make it more enjoyable.