East to West elegance at a glance
Renee Minus White | 9/27/2018, 1:22 p.m.
Taoray Wang’s spring/summer ’19 show exuded elegance at every level. “In a perfect world, ‘change’ has no place,” remarked Wang Tao, founder and chief design officer at Taoray Wang. “However, we live in a world embroiled with difference and contradictions, making ‘change’ central to our very being.” Wang’s collection showed a wide variety of clothes that change looks from day to night.
The woman who believes in this principle lives and breathes it. She applies Wang’s dressing concept to her wardrobe. With her diverse background that includes her global heritage from three continents, Wang is a melting pot of contrasts into harmony. She has a degree in history from East China Normal University in Shanghai. Her second degree comes from the Japanese Fashion Institute Tokyo Mode Gakun, where she received five international awards in design. She was hand-picked by Junko Koshino, the highly acclaimed Japanese designer, to head the studio as a men’s designer. That explains her impeccable tailored touches in her spring/summer ’19 line. Her suits flowed with a soft, feminine finish. The color pink popped up in suits, dresses and linings throughout the show.
In Japan, her experience had a strong impact on the importance of serving customers. While pursuing her world-class career, Wang left Japan for Europe and settled in the U.K., where she worked as a chief designer for top design houses. In 2014, she launched her namesake brand Taoray Wang, which introduced her collections to the global woman. Her sophisticated silhouettes are well tailored in fine fabrics. She creates elegance with Africa’s wild style heritage, with modernity and romance with bold stripes.
Toray Wang designs are for the powerful, professional and modern woman who wants to be stylish, yet sexy and elegant. The brand serves a global and confident woman who is not afraid to show her femininity in edgy designs while she plays her role as a politician, a lawyer or an executive.
Classic men’s fabrics and influences are tamed into silhouettes of amazing grace. Eager to embrace diversity, Wang’s international customers are open-minded to trying different things. They are well-educated, well-traveled and multi-cultured.
In designs, Wang mixes power with femininity, heritage with modernity and structure with fluidity. Working with opposites (different fabric, cuts, colors), her designs are effortless, creating energy, structure, fluidity and balance. The Taoray Wang collection is available in the designer’s Manhattan SoHo store, as well as other stores in exclusive malls in Shanghai and Beijing.