FWO Editor-in-Chief Pablo Starr is author of the novel RNWY: A Fashion Week Space Adventure (available on Amazon), and cat-dad to his rescued stray of 9 years, @OfficialBeautyStarr.

Zang Toi NYFW SS18

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Zang Toi is a designer, yes, but was also nominated as “one of the most stylish New Yorkers” by US Weekly.

For SS18, Toi’s collection “Luxe Life on Lake Garda” took inspiration from the luxury Italian hotels Villa Feltrinelli and Villa Borghese on Lake Garda.

Playgrounds for the super rich are always a great escapist fantasy: at least for those of us who can generally only go in fantasy. Indeed, entire careers such as that of Slim Aarons (or product lines — see any of the Vogue décor books) have been hammered out to transport consumers to that storied other side.

Zang Toi: NYFW SS18


Although the sometimes-loneliness of such getaways has been portrayed in films such as Last Year at Marienbad, the idea of being surrounded by lavish luxury — especially all the other, more important parts of one’s life being in good shape — has an irresistible appeal.

For Spring-Summer 2018, Zang Toi presented an elegant collection with the merest Italianate touches, relaxed but formal, in crisp silhouettes ready for Capri, Positano, Portofino — or anyplace else your imagination (or wallet) may take you.

Zang Toi presented an elegant collection with the merest Italianate touches

For those wanting to see the collection up close, never fear: House of Toi just opened its flagship boutique on the Upper East Side.


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