Bryan Batt says, “Gray is great. People think gray is a neutral, but I think it’s such a moody, intense, dramatic and sexy color. It’s very sleek.” Taoray Wang’s runway collection is just that! Wang shows us how chic, sexy, feminine and elegant gray is on a woman. For tops, we see a range of wool and knit cowl necks and turtlenecks, mohair-blend jackets, peplum blazers, and tailored jackets with black-notched collars and white tuxedo collars. Pencil, straight leg, and wide-leg pants in either black or gray convey a more business-chic look. For contrast, thick burgundy leather belts are wrapped around the blazers and jackets-almost like a kaku obi belt! Below the knee and mid-calf dresses in sheer and lace break the heaviness of the structures of tweeds and knits. To complete her looks, Wang throws polo and wrap coats over the shoulder.
Taoray Wang’s inspiration for Fall 2016 comes from Victorian fashion. Centuries back, tailoring was mainly for men. But, as time passed, tailoring evolved into the foundation for a solid, sleek, and stylish look for women as well. Taoray Wang’s collection focuses on modern and asymmetrical silhouettes with a traditional and historical touch.
Makeup by Bobbi Brown – “We emphasize natural everyday makeup.” Hair by Rodney Cutler -“We follow pulled-back low, messy buns with a left-side part-elegant and timeless.”
Words by Natalie Partsinelevos, MITH Style Editor
Photos by Kathleen O’Neill, MITH Senior Editor & Photographer