It was a packed house when New York designer Zang Toi showcased his Spring/Summer 2015 collection- “A Privileged Life: The American Dream.” Celebrities such as Camille Grammer, Whoopi Goldberg, Andre Leon Talley and others were on hand to witness the designer’s 25 year anniversary in the industry. Zang created the House of Toi collection in 1989 and has since been known for it’s glamour, attention to even the smallest detail and celebration of the female form. His garments are all handmade in New York City.
The collection was a tribute and his way of saying ‘thank you’ to America and all the opportunities it has given him to establish himself. He was the first designer to use bright colors when everyone else was using taupe, beige and brown.This season, he brings back a suit that was in his very first Spring collection (he had only been in business for six months at the time) that was picked up by Anna Wintour for Vogue’s ‘Fresh Faces of the 90s’ story. The suit was re-issued in different colorways for this collection and is also a tribute to Vogue. You can also say that the collection was an example of ‘All-American Prep,’ with bright striped jackets, crisp suits and clean silhouettes. He kept the evening and cocktail wear in more cooler colors, yet stayed true to his attention to detail.
The end of the show concluded with Zang taking the runway by storm. As the audience gave him a standing ovation, one of the photographers presented him with a 25 year anniversary cake.
Congratulations Zang Toi, here’s to another 25 years of fashionable success!