Date: Tuesday, September 10th. Venue: The 3 West Club
Zang Toi returns to New York fashion week with the House of Toi 30th Anniversary collection, a tribute to his beloved homeland Malaysia, with refreshing interpretations of traditional Malaysian textiles, such as batik, sarong, and songket. The everpresent pastel color palette, filled with muted greys, delicate pinks, soft lilacs, subdued blues, lucent yellows, and pale greens, was inspired by her royal highness Tengku Anis‘ love of all pastel shades.
Batik print featured over silk gazar on strapless dress styles with flowing trains, knotted tunics, and floor-length caftans with elaborate applique sleeves. Resort-friendly styles emerged in floral-print crepe sarongs and hand-beaded songkets. Silk manifested in hand-embroidered, ivory woven gowns, bare-back jumpsuits, and three-piece suits, fashioned with metallic belts. Moiré patterns displayed on cardigans, high-waisted pencil skirts and full-skirt dresses detailed in pleated organza, adorned with crystal crown brooches, with detachable collars and french cuffs. Elaborate wild roses cascaded over metallic gowns with peekaboo shorts and mini skirt underlay. Staple separates included cotton denim jump shorts, skinny pants, and mini capelet jacket. Kebaya blazers married nicely with lean trousers.
Outerwear was equally stunning, showcasing floor-length kebaya coats, hand-embroidered mini trench coats, and oversize moiré coats with crystal buttons and decorative sleeves. Menswear made a brief appearance, a batik print silk shirt paired with cotton denim skinny jeans, and a moiré dinner jacket fastened with a crystal lapel pin, coupled with a silk dupioni shirt, tie, and trouser.
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[FROM THE RUNWAY]
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[HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SHOW]
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Gift bag goodies included a champagne-espresso eyeshadow duo and carnation pink satin lipstick by luxury cosmetics Ubati New York, plus felt Papyrus greeting cards in custom-printed Zang Toi design.
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