Zang Toi RTW S/S 2018: Luxe Life on Lake Garda A Beautiful Collection with Inspiration from Afar

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Zang Toi RTW Spring 2018

Sometimes one mustn’t wait to get inspired – one must go to the inspiration.  After visiting Lake Garda (Lago di Gardo), in northeastern Italy, designer Datuk Zang Toi became so enamored with the lake’s beautiful colors that he created his S/S 2018 collection based on the beauty that he experienced while visiting that Italian lake.  Toi also found the lake as a place of rejuvenation where different ideas and concepts could be brought to life.

Vibrant emerald green and robin’s egg blue abound as each design reflects the beauty of the color scheme found in Lake Garda.  White and black were also prevalent in the collection.  The show began with a floor-length, emerald green, chiffon jacket with beautiful Chantilly lace embroidery as an added embellishment to its stunning color.  It was accented by a matching choker as was each design in the collection.  Tunics, pantsuits, silk blouses, dresses, handkerchief skirts, pants and blouses followed, each design building on the beauty of the previous one.  The handkerchief skirts featured sketches by Toi which were exquisite.  Two caftans were floor length; ideal for an afternoon in the Hamptons or Palm Beach.  Horizontal stripes made an appearance as a sweater set in several designs in both emerald green and robin’s egg blue.  The grand finale featured intricate sequins and beading on pants, a ball gown, and a large oversized coat.  The sequins and beading were in the shapes of Toi’s sketches.

This collection showed a glimpse into the heart and soul of the designer.  It demonstrated Toi’s passion for nature and its beauty.  He derived the most beautiful aspects of his experience at Lake Garda and showed them beautifully in this collection.

Zang Toi’s New Boutique in New York City

After a five-year search, Zang Tpi finally found the perfect location to open his first boutique which is in New York City.  Although his showroom and office are quite large, he wanted a boutique so that his upscale clients could peruse his designs in luxury.

Located on Lexington Avenue, the store opened the afternoon of Wednesday, September 13th, just after Zang Toi’s collection showed at New York Fashion Week.  The insignia “Zang Toi” greeted clients as they entered the exquisitely designed boutique.  A number of prominent guests streamed into the new boutique to give their well-wishes to the Malaysian-born designer.

Happy Two Year Anniversary to The Style Bouquet! And What a Fantastic Two Years It's Been!

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Happy 2nd Anniversary to The Style Bouquet!

Happy 2nd Anniversary to The Style Bouquet!

This week marks two years since The Style Bouquet blog went live!  It feels like a lifetime ago!  I’ve learned so much in the past two years.  I’ve forged friendships with designers, brands, fellow bloggers, and many others.  It feels as though my hard work has finally being recognized by the right people and great things are coming my way!  I have you, my readers, to thank for being faithful and visiting my blog over and over again.  You have my sincerest gratitude!

To commemorate my two year anniversary, I thought that I would share my favorite ten blog posts from the past year.  I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing and sharing them with you! xo

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