Beginning with Sting's mid-eighties hit Russians and ending brilliantly with Somewhere my Love, the theme to 1960's war-torn love story Dr. Zhivago Zang Toi's Fall 2013 runway show did not disappoint. Toi's recent trip to Saint Petersberg Russia has yielded a modern take on Imperial Russia. Flawless execution of the glamour of the Peterhof Grand Ballroom is recognized through both color and texture. Looks began with luxurious day wear--mohair turtlenecks, glenplaid blazers and figire flattering trousers. Outerwear, by way of stormcoat or a mini peacoat, are not to be missed.
While evening wear revealed equally sumptuous options in fabrics of silk, velvet, satin paired with mink or fox accessorized by some of the better jewelry we've seen on the runway this season. As in season's past Aimee Philipps jewelry reigned supreme. Striking gold jewelry is inspired by opulent Faberge egg made from 18k gold, amethyst and emerald.
The collection is ideal for Dignitaries wives, Royals, the classic American Socialite. Zang Toi Fall 2013 collection is a true embodiment of a woman with good taste and spectacular style.
Standouts include: an amethyst couture silk velvet Czarina trench gown; a jet saga royal fox stole lined with guilded imperial garland and solk velvet and a jet silk velvet Peterhof Ballroom gown with guilded imperial garland.
*photo courtesy of Frazer Harrison