The United States market may not be accustomed to the intricate construction techniques of Taoray Wang yet, but that’s because she hasn’t officially released her line in the States yet. Wang Tao is a legendary Chinese designer who has opened new doors in Women’s fashion within her own country, and is now attempting to migrate her influence out West.
This season marks Wang Tao’s third in the United States, though her line remains unreleased. Sources indicate that Tao’s expansion to the US is a gradual one, relying on stages of exposure through fashion week to creep into the retail market. It seems as though she is getting ready to move forward with the process, beginning next Fall/Winter.
Taoray Wang this season was mildly androgynous, toying with slicked back hair wrapped tightly into a bun to retain a slight bit of femininity. The line up this season was striking in an interesting way. The looks evolved from school girl safari looks with off-the-shoulder blouses to ankle length dresses featuring what appeared to be a full frontal print of an ancient Greek statue. The collection closed with a series of expertly tailored looks inspired by the business formal attitude. Neon yellow lined blazers, inward turned lapels, and exaggerated sleeves were the highlight of the show.
Keep an eye out for Tao’s line on the racks and next season on the runway.
Thanks to Cutler/Redken Salons for having us backstage to see the hair look come to life.