Power play. Taoray Wang worked with strong silhouettes, luxurious fabrics and a focused design direction. Asymmetry, pagoda shoulders, jewel tones, grommet belts, obi sashes and cinched boyfriend jackets were just some of the ’80s sensibility saturating this gorgeous collection.
At times exaggerated in silhouette, intensely sexy and driven, Taoray proved you can bank on her being a fashion force to be reckoned with these days.
The successfully established Chinese women’s wear designer Taoray Wang debuted a globally-influenced eponymous collection inspired by muse Natalie Portman at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2015 this past Monday. The designer reprised the actor’s Black Swan ambience on her runway, presenting an architecturally-crafted, balletic design – replete with details like Black Swan-style “feathers” and origami-like pleating on many of her dresses. Her simple yet elegant designs are meant, she says, for all aspects of a powerful woman’s life.
Wang, who states in her press statement that she is a descendant of the Qing Dynasty, hails from a highly respected fashion background, starting at one of Japan’s top fashion designers, Junko Koshino, as first assistant designer before progressing to board member of the expansive Shanghai Ribo Fashion Group.