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Zang Toi and Toni Francesc - Fall Winter 2011 - 2012 Women's Collections PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Zang Toi Design - Photo by Luxury ExperienceHouse of Toi Designer Zang Toi  and Designer Toni Francesc rocked Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York, with their stunning Fall Winter 2011 - 2012 Women's Collections that had the appreciative audience on its feet, and will no doubt win your appreciation as well. Bravo!

 

Elegance, glamour, and understated opulence are the mainstays for the Malaysian-born Designer Zang Toi for House of Toi's outstanding Fall Winter 2011 - 2012 collection. He launched his brand, House of Toi in 1989, and this collection clearly hit its mark with the audience. Sitting in the packed show house, the energy and enthusiasm was incredible with the audience demonstrating their appreciation for the collection applauding looks that especially captured their attention as the models walked the runway and culminated in a standing ovation. 

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Designer Zang Toi House of Toi's Designs

Speaking with Zang Toi after the show, he explained that he wanted "timeless beauty" and "wear-ability" for this collection, and he indeed succeeded. Luscious and elegant with great attention to detail defines the Fall Winter 2011 - 21012 collection of 33 men's and women's wear looks that took a departure from his previous collections with his color palette of camel, charcoal, emerald, black, and nude. Fabrics were sensual, Loro Piana cashmere, Loro Piana baby camelhair, silk, silk chiffon, silk mousseline, silk gazar, silk organza, silk taffeta, velvet, English wool, French lace, and wool flannel. High glamour appeal included square sequins, Swarovski crystals, French lace encrusted with jewels, and furs.  

Two of the many gown highlights included a Black Jet Beads Draped Heiress Necklace with Black Silk Gazar Strapless Gown with Confetti of Emerald Square Sequins, and an Emerald Swarovski Crystal Grand Gala Necklace and Black Silk Velvet Gala Gown with Emerald Saga Royal Fox Stole lined with Black Beaded House of Toi Silk Velvet. 

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Designer Zang Toi House of Toi's Designs    

Other gown highlights included an Emerald Silk Taffeta Gala Coat with Black French Lace Pouf Sleeve with Emerald Silk Taffeta Sleeveless A-Line Gown with Black Beaded Lace Choker; a Met Gala Ballgown with Cascading Black French Chantilly Lace and Pleated Ruffled Border; and a Nude Saga Royal Fox Shrug Reversed to Black Chantilly Lace with Nude Silk Gazar Strapless Gown with Pleated Silk Organza Overlayed with Black French Lace.  

Debra C. Argen and Zang Toi - Photo by Luxury Experience
Debra C. Argen and Zang Toi

The grande finale look was a magnificent Black Silk Gazar Strapless Ballgown with Nude Beaded French Lace Encrusted with Crystals. Jill Zarin of the television show, Real Housewives of New York, sashayed down the runway making a grand entrance, twirling, and showing the gown to its advantage. Spectacular, is the word that best describes the gown with its full skirt and rich bead detail that required ten women to hand-sew.  

Spanish Designer Toni Francesc launched his Toni Francesc brand in 1992. For his Fall Winter 2011 - 2012 Garudà Collection, he stated that "Every 500 years a breathtaking eagle-sized bird with red plumage burns in its own flames only to rise from its ashes: the Phoenix. Fire is the main element of "GARUDÀ" and its luminous and incandescent colors are the protagonists of the collection: intense golds, oranges, and reds, as powerful as flames, expressed in vaporous silks. The energy of the fire brings in ash grays and blacks, fruit of the combustion and residue of all living things, represented in wool. Generous, straight forms are combined with volumes that nip in the waist and envelope the body in clean lines that trace the female figure. In "GARUDÀ" everything that burns turns to ash, only to return to life, like the Phoenix." 

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Toni Francesc Designs 

Toni Francesc's Fall Winter 2011 - 2012 Garudà Collection is stunning and features v-necklines, soft draping, and flowing fabrics. Dresses ride high on the thigh, skirts ride high on the waist, and pants are slim.  

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Toni Francesc Designs 

Look for wide leather belts in the Fall 2011 - Winter 2012 Collection that add polish and the finishing touch to his jackets and coats, his lapels feature asymmetrical cuts, and the colors are gorgeous, the essence of the season and echo those of the autumn leaves. Although the weather may be chilly, the collection is definitely hot. 

 Toni Francesc - Photo by Luxury Experience
Designer Toni Francesc 

As always, remember, that when it comes to fashion, it is not only about what you wear, it is also, how you wear it! Know your own style and have a fashionable season!  

For information on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York or other Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week International shows, please visit the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week website: www.MBFashionWeek.com.  

© August 2011. Luxury Experience. www.LuxuryExperience.com All rights reserved 

 
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