Who knew monochromatic silhouettes would lead to sheer power? Literally.
Taoray Wang is known for designing clothes for C-suite style professional women, much distinct to the anti-politics overtones in so many fashion shows. Many pride themselves in wearing immaculate, sharp and attractive outfits that polished, functional, feminine, but firm with the respective corporate audience. Cruising through New York Fashion Week (NYFW) was her new collection which represented both the resilience and beauty of modern women. Titled “BLOOM”, it was symbolic of flowers that grow in the wildest of ever changing weathers and conditions, yet retain their delicate prettiness at the forefront of their strength. Luckily my OOTD was a floral shirt handcrafted in Northern India, with Roberto Cavalli leopard pants as I sipped wildlife and gold themed lattes!
Monochrome was key to her collection, similar to last season’s reds and previous collections. The sequence started with black and grey with hints of pale pink, that blossomed into full on pink pieces. With an interlude of purplish fuchsia, things transitioned to a pastel yellow and eventually a throwback to black and white. Like last season, the corsets of leather were a mainstay to accentuate the waistlines, which plodded the line of business and edgy nicely. There were several feminine suits, there were pants with slim fit blazers, or double breasted jackets with pencil cut skirts. Solids were offset with pinstripes, but the mainstay were the skirts and dresses, held together with asymmetric cuts and statement belts. Some of these were fringed, others in textured leather, making this an overall modern and contemporary collection. With lace overalls and loose fit pants that bid farewell to skinny jeans, it seemed that the modern woman would be comfortable yet edgy, from work day to party night.
Images by WWD.