NEW YORK, Jan 20, 2011 / FW/ — Catching up with Zang Toi before fashion week, the New York-based designer is so busy with his collection; he does not even have time to breath.

Still, visiting with Zang Toi is not always about fashion. And this time, the conversation turned to technology, specifically the ubiquitous mobile phone that all of us cannot live without.

“I cannot live without my Blackberry,” Zang said. “I am on the road 6-7 months out of the year traveling around the country and the globe to meet with clients. My Blackberry serves as my office away from my office.”

“Cell phones have also transitioned from being merely functional to a fashion accessory,” observed Zang. “They come in so many styles and colors nowadays. Take my GORGEOUS black & silver Blackberry Pearl. It serves as the perfect accessory for my predominant black, charcoal & white uniform!

“I believe that high fashion and high tech compliments each other beautifully and productively,” continued Zang. “There is a synergy between the two that just cannot be denied.”

And when we asked him what is his dream high tech gadget, Zang Toi immediately answered, “a paper thin & weightless black & silver large screen laptop that comes w/ super high speed wireless connection, and that comes in a GORGEOUS black alligator case!”

Now, that is very doable, and I want one of those too, I think we still have to wait for it for at least another decade.

Now, something that we don’t have to wait for long is Zang Toi’s Fall 2011 collection which will be unveiled during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at the Lincoln Center on Sunday, Feb 13, 2011 at 9:00 PM.