[Image via MercedesBenzFashionWeek.com]
Zang Toi’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection opened with a big bang; beautiful taupe, black, and white silk garments kept the audience’s eyes locked on the runway as the glamorous looks brushed by. The flowing length of the pieces swayed behind the models in flawless ruffles, uttering a toned down simple and chic aesthetic. Just when you thought you had a decent understanding of the collection, Toi incorporated that striking royal blue (the one you see all over the streets these days) into many of his dresses, in particular the one seen on Kirstie Alley, who made a rare, runway appearance. Brighter colors, shorter lengths, and bedazzling jewel décor all built up to the elegance of the finale, which gave off a sense of royalty that one never would have anticipated from the more casual start of the show.