This, Zang Toi‘s Spring Summer 2012 collection, is my third time to cover his creations at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Each season is a treat and Zang displays a taste for excitement and a perfect departure from the everyday both
in his designs and in the show he puts on for the guests. The first season I photographed his collection, his designs were accompanied by “The Yellow Rose of Texas” and this season, Zang had Kirstie Alley close out the show.
Two elements which are unmistakeable in a Zang Toi show are the loyalty and enthusiasm of his guests. While walking out of his show in February 2011 I was complimented a guest on her dress which I recognized from his collection the previous season. We got talking and she informed me that the hat she was wearing was a gift from Zang when she bought the dress. To me, that says a lot about this Malaysian born designer who is not taking his success for granted.
Previous Zang Toi shows at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011 and Fall 2011.
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