NYFW – Zang Toi A/W 2013 collection
During a recent trip to Russia, designer Zang Toi was inspired to create his fall collection after an encounter with the gorgeously gilded Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg, often referred to as Russia’s Versaille, as well as the intricate details of the Fabergé egg. A modern take on the old world opulence of Imperial Russia, Toi’s collection transported the audience to a wintery land of wealth and royalty, and had us pining to be the princess of the palace.
Featuring camel-coloured cashmere coats, mohair cardigans with fox fur trims, silk and velvet gowns in rich jewel tones like emerald green, royal blue and deep purple, this collection had a serious wow factor. As each model sauntered down the runway, practically dripping in the lush fabrics, every piece felt regal, rich and luxurious. Accompanied by an opera-like soundtrack, the effect was so decadently divine, you could almost smell the rubles.
It’s also no easy task to perfect the art of layering heavier pieces like coats and wraps with long gowns, while still flattering a women’s figure, but Toi managed to walk that fine line flawlessly. Exquisite tailoring and impeccable styling proved he is clearly a master at his craft.
Overall, Zang Toi’s fall 2013 collection was nothing short of stunning. Regal, elegant and truly fit for a queen.
Find out more about Zang Toi here.