True to form there really is a designer for all seasons. Come Fall 2016 for a very a particular type of woman there is ZangToi's--Courchevel Chic. If one can imagine themselves swooshing down the slopes of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise in the French Alps, in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes then perhaps a piece or two may be for you. Toi's apparent inspiration was the exclusive luxe Euro ski resort -Courchevel, think socialite jet-setters on the slopes. Imagine as well a James Bond-esque motif-- imagine it because Tina Turner's Golden-Eye from the Bond Film of the same title, opened the show this season, so the scene is set.
Enter vibrant ethereal hues of grape, raisin, rouge, grey and black which convey the sentiments of chic timeless leisure. Standouts include: a rouge couture silk ottoman silver screen star gown w/hand beaded-illusion w/rouge ostrich feather glamorous stole and Le Raisin couture silk ottoman "Marion Cotillard" gown w/ hand beaded draped halter
Thank you once again, Zang for allowing the incomparable Cory Stearns to grace your runway--the ABT Principal wowed (as always) this time in a men's noir Loro Piana sports silk quilted ski vest w/ saga royal fox collar and a men's noir wool jersey track suit w/ saga royal mink collar--among other fineries.
*photo by Derrick Salters for The Quest for "it"