Showing in the Skylight Clarkson, Taoray Wang debuted her SS18 collection, that featured a refreshing take on a modern day women’s professional attire. Nineties elements could be found in the silhouettes of the suits & tailoring of particular garments, such as the pencil skirts with asymmetrical slits in the front. Loose trousers, were paired with lightly tailored blazers or blouses with origami detailed sleeves; while shirtdresses were overlapped by pencil skirts ranging in length.
Wang continued to bring characteristics of origami in modern takes of eastern corsets & dress details. Exaggerated sleeves, in both blazer dresses & blouse details, had intricate pleats that stood out on their own. Patterns, such as various stripes & large grids were also presented. Taoray is known for mixing “power with femininity, heritage with modernity & structure with fluidity.” These components, along with a sense of edge is shown by Chinese inspired tattoos on some of the chests of the models, through plunging necklines of certain garments that were in full view this collection.
Wang created the perfect balance of “classic men’s fabrics & lines” with powerful, yet graceful silhouettes. Showcasing the diversity of women, not only through nationality or race, but in thoughts, lifestyle, & jobs the collection deftly translated these themes in the garments & demonstrated how each would would fit into a woman’s day to day. Through her designs, Taoray Wang is decidedly shifting the roles women are currently & continue to take part in, one garment at a time.
Designer Website: www.taoraywang.com