Toi Makes a 'Giant' Splash During MBFW Spring 2011
By Rachna Kapur
September 16, 2010
Zang Toi: Spring 2011
The Zang Toi Spring 2011 fashion show was full of energy at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week last night. The runway event was held at 'The Studio' at Lincoln Center on September 15th, 2010.The front row was packed with celebs including musician Eric West and TV personality Kelly Choi.
The House of Toi Spring 2011 collection took inspiration from the Oscar-winning film " Giant" --think Texas, cowboys, and sexy models. The collection showcased "a line-up of the ruggedly handsome lone star cowboy looks, along with glamorous dresses and gowns as a Texas rose would have loved."
The show was very entertaining and kicked off with a topless cowboy that set the tone of the show. Toi served up a variety of looks that included intricately designed dresses and suits. Toi's styles ranged from sexy to sophisticated.
Designer Zang Toi is known for his ability to infuse modern silhouettes with elements of glamour. Toi was raised in Malaysia, at a young age Toi moved to New York and attended Parsons School of Design. In 1989, with a collection of bright sarongs, suits and elegant dresses, he opened his own atelier. With his line, House of Toi, he has built an impressive celebrity following, which includes Sharon Stone, Ivana Trump, and Eva Longoria. Since his line's inception in the 1990s, Toi has garnered a lengthy list of industry awards as well as a membership to the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America.