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Zang Toi Charity Show in Kuala Lumpur this 17 July 2008. Catch him live!

 

 

 

 

 

HOTEL ISTANA KUALA LUMPUR PRESENTS

ZANG TOI NEW YORK –

ADIRONDACKS FALL COLLECTION

A Charity Fashion Show 2008

 

 

FACT SHEET

 

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, in association with Zang Toi New York will stage a charity fashion extravaganza on Thursday, 17 July 2008 at the Grand Mahkota Ballroom, Lower Lobby Level.

 

The theme of the show is Zang Toi’s Fall (Adirondacks) & Resort Collections, featuring a winter outlook for the runway and Ballroom.

 

THE CONCEPT

 

The Istana will be working hand in hand with Zang Toi Kuala Lumpur, headed by Zang’s brother, Toi See Luon in getting as many sponsors as possible for the show. 

 

Proceeds from the fund raised will be pledged to 3 charity organizations. In Malaysia we nominate the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) and PAWs (Animal Welfare Society) while in the USA Zang has nominated the Lance Armstrong Foundation,US..   The objective of supporting recipients in different parts of the world is simply to showcase how the fashion industry can go beyond countries’ borders as we work together to improve the quality of life.

 

Seating plan is theatre style following buyers’ show concept accommodating from a minimum of 500 to a maximum of 1,200 guests.  Tickets will be priced at RM220 nett and RM110 nett (with the +10% and 5% included).  Both ticket categories will include a 50% discount voucher basically for URBAN, the hotel’s modern fine-dining restaurant. However should the restaurant be full on that evening, the 50% discount voucher will also be applicable at Taman Sari Brasserie, the hotel’s coffeehouse.  The discount voucher is only valid on the day of the event. 

 

It was also agreed that we sell standing tickets at RM60 nett per ticket.

 

The programme for the evening will include live musical entertainment by renowned local artiste Zainal Abidin and auction of some designer items courtesy of Zang Toi, a return air ticket to London, UK and a return air ticket to Sydney, Australia courtesy of Royal Brunei, among others.

 

The Cocktail Reception is held from 7.45 pm at the Ballroom Foyer serving all guests  with Zang Toi’s Tea Punch and Canapes.

 

Message from organisers

My dear friends and family ,
 
I hope I can count on all of you to help raise much much needed fund for an important cause that Zang is passionate about !
 
I would appreciate if you could assist in selling some tickets.
 
Front row RM 220.00
Back row RM 110.00
Standing RM    60.00
 
Please keep in touch with me (006-012-2082080) or Su Moi (006-012-2197701) for the tickets.
 
Thank you for the kind support.
 
 
seeyen & sumoi

Backstage at Fall 2008 Fashion Show

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Backstage at a major fashion show is a riotous scene filled with glamour and angst. Powder is flying, clip boards are clipping and then there is the designer who is desperately trying to act like a swan serenely floating down the river while he/she paddles furiously under the surface.

New York Cool’s Katherin Wermke was backstage at Zang Toi and she got these images. Enjoy.

Zang Toi’s Discreet Luxury Equals Total Elegance

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(Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

NEW YORK, Feb 15, 2008 / FW/ — Black, red and white, Zang Toi’s Fall 2008 / Winter 2009 collection is a statement of discreet luxury, something that the New York-based designer had already perfected, yet raised it to another level this season. The result, a very elegant collection that is delicate and tactful.

With talks of recession in Wall Street, New York designers put a united front to against the economic downturn, sending out collections that are coherent and strong. Zang Toi, who is on the spearhead of this movement, added directional to the list with creations that feature his signature style with a very focused theme.

Zang Toi actually presented two collections, his eponymous label and House of Toi, his more youthful secondary line. Because the collections are so focused, you have to be a big Zang Toi fan to know the difference. And because of the blurring of the line between the two lines, it also shows growth for both of them.

House of Toi was created to cater to a younger clientele, who are more avant-garde and more fashion-forward than Zang Toi’s core clientele. Yet, after several seasons, the clients of House of Toi and the main line Zang Toi have started to merge, proving that the New York-based designer truly understands his clientele and has his finger on their pulse.

The main line ‘Zang Toi’ and ‘House of Toi’ are beginning to merge their client base though both lines are still very different from each other. The reason, though in the beginning, the target clients were different and actually widened Zang Toi’s reach, the directional growth of both lines as envisioned by the designer Zang Toi have created a subset.

To understand this, think of two different circles that were far apart in the beginning, the circles being the client base for each line. As designer Zang Toi developed the two labels on a very directional path, these two circles moved slowly towards each other, that now, parts of the circles are overlapping. That overlap is the subset of clients that the two lines share.

And somehow, it is very easy to understand why. Case in point, the all black mini dress and black tights paired with a floor-length white winter coat trimmed with fur. It’s edgy and sportive, yet very elegant at the same time. What’s not to like about it? Nothing really. You just fall in love with it.

Then, there is the all black floor length frock that looked very simple in the front with only the collar in sparkling Swarovski crystals as the only adornment. The surprise is when the model turned around – it’s a low-back gown with a latticework of Swarovski crystal covering the bare back that reaches until the waistline.

Just between these two, it is really hard to make a choice, the first one being House of Toi, while the second choice is from the main line Zang Toi.

From Fashionwindows.com

Behind the Seams, Dressmaker Zang Toi Is Cleaner Than You—Much, Much Cleaner!

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“I’m going crazy,” said the skirt-wearing designer Zang Toi during an intimate dinner at his Upper East Side pad, fixing his gaze on several dishes in the kitchen sink. “Everything in my apartment—it’s like I use something, I have to put it back; if I use a glass, I clean it and I put it away. I can’t even look at this right now.”

 This was a barefooted affair, intended to raise awareness for Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Challenge charity bike race in October, in which Mr. Toi is competing for the second year. The host served his special chicken curry and sautéed shrimp with string beans. “I cook and I clean the pots as I go along,” he said. But “tonight, there’s so much going on.” Deep calming breaths!

Before dinner, a few attendees poked gingerly around Mr. Toi’s impeccable closet, which has a white side and a black side; any colored items are kept at the designer’s office.

And during the feast Mr. Toi slipped back into his bedroom and moved a silver vase on his mantel an inch or so. “Yes,” he said. “I hate the messy.”

by Spencer Morgan  |  August 7, 2007

This article was published in the August 13, 2007, edition of The New York Observer Taken from www.observer.com 

Creativity bursting at 57th Street Showroom

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Article from Elledecor.com

Zang Toi’s List of Impressive Customers

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Credit goes to:

the-planets.com
sirienjunkies.de
 www.kaputz.com

Fall 2007 Collection at New York Fashion Week

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Pictures taken from http://nymag.com

Breathtaking spring collection from Zang Toi

You got to view this. It is truly captivating