NEW YORK, Feb 15, 2010 / FW/ — It was so beautiful I got goose bumps at the end of the show. I was not alone in feeling that way. When Zang Toi came out to take his bow, the whole room gave him a standing ovation.
It was a very intimate crowd of Zang Toi’s clients and fans, the perfect audience to make his bold statement of “timeless beauty,” proposing that owning any piece or all of the pieces from this beautifully crafted collection is an investment that never goes out of fashion.
It was daring because the accepted adage in fashion is that clothes depreciate in value; Zang is suggesting that it can actually appreciate when it has reached the “vintage” category; a bold proposal indeed, which the audience accepted judging from their reaction.
From the opening piece of charcoal silk organza strapless mini dress encrusted with beaded blossoms, to the black & purple silk mohair ombré 5th Avenue A-line coat and sheath dress to the grand finale of black couture silk gazar opera coat encrusted with purple beaded blossoms puff sleeves and black strapless mini dress sprinkled with purple beaded blossoms, Zang Toi’s “timeless beauties” can transcend time.
A year from now, a decade from now, this collection will remain relevant the same way that its inspiration, the song “Purple Rain” continues to fascinate music lovers up to today.
Photos by Eka Halim – ephphoto.com