What: romantic French Riviera reinterpreted in silk gazar and other sumptuous fabrics.
Take away: Zang Toi's SS13 collection evokes a heavy dose of romanticism that reminds us of a Grandeur world that exist in dreams. The Belle Époque influence shows throughout the collection, with clothes floating on the models bodies dreamily and almost haphazardly. Toi spares no details by using luxurious fabrics such as gazar, Loro Piana wool, French lace and hand loomed rayon. His evening gowns are almost couture like with heavy use of encrusted ice crystals as accents. Given his uptown, blue blooded clientele we don't expect anything less from this talented designer who has been designing for the Madison jet-set for at least a decade. If there's a modern princess she would've approved his interpretations.
What we love: ivory silk gazar oversized blouse with slim black pants tipped with French lace, the Loro Piana black strip wool pantsuits, and the light pink silk tafetta gingham sheath dress.
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