Often hailed as the “Queen of the Suit”, Wang Tao didn’t disappoint with her Taoray Wang SS18 presentation. Tao’s second NYFW show was held at the Skylight Clarkson Square Saturday, September 9.
Tao was inspired by Purcell and Handel, two Baroque musicians, whose music evoked images of opera houses and palaces prominent in the reigns of George II and King William III. The pieces showcased a harmony between east and west, bringing together modern and classical elements, creating truly unique pieces.
The collection featured superb tailoring and cinched waists with feminine touches. Tao showed looks with tailored minis layered over loose shirt dresses, creating an interesting mix of textures and fabrics. The collection was mostly in neutral hues of white, navy, and black, allowing for the superior tailoring and luxurious fabrics to be the stars of the show.
Tao designs for powerful and professional women who serve as leaders in some of the most challenging professions. Through her pieces she succeeds in transforming classic men’s fabrics into pieces that are both powerful and edgy while alluding femininity and grace. Such was the case with a flared white pant suit with the tasseled belt, one of the many all white pant suits in the collection.
Tiffany Trump wore a black tuck wool dress with a long white ribbon cinched at the waist, a look from the collection. Trump has worn several of Taoray Wang’s pieces in the past, the most recent of which was at her father’s Inauguration Ceremony earlier in January. She sat alongside designer Andrew Warren and Peter Brandt.
Simon Collins, Jeannie Mai, Victoria Silvstedt, Reya Benitez, Philip Bloch, India de Beaufort, and Caila Quinn were also in attendance.