Taoray Wang Debuts First Collection for Bosideng at NYFW
London and New York based fashion designer Taoray Wang, working with Carine Roitfeld as creative consultant, debuted her first collection for Bosideng, the global leader in outerwear, during New York Fashion Week on Friday, September 9th at 7pm in the Gallery at Spring Studios. Having shown in New York, London and Milan to great acclaim, Bosideng returned to New York Fashion Week for the first time in three years to present its Spring/Summer 2023 collection, inspired by the characters in science-fiction novels, films and video games.
Wang redefines outerwear, combining her signature refined tailoring and sophisticated silhouettes with soft hi-tech fabrics, leather and wool-like material in unexpected forms such as peaked shoulders and fitted, quilted corsets and cropped jackets that are reminiscent of fine suiting but are rendered futuristically within Bosideng’s iconic, down jacket universe. The collection is rendered in a striking palette of galactic black, liquid silver, cosmic blue and earthy brown.
Leather harnesses, metal buckles and hand-crafted tassel embroidery details are woven throughout the collection, in an almost tribal feel that rounds out Wang’s modern-day warrior uniform that transcends traditional environments … one can envision the backdrop of a blisteringly dry desert or icy cold outer space. “I see outerwear in a different way — instead of covering the inner garb, it can be the integral outfit itself, both functional and stylishly expressive — even sexy,” notes Wang.
Guests included fashion icon and editor Carine Roitfeld, model and influencer Beija Marie Velez, vocalist Consuelo Vanderbilt, filmmaker Susan Rockefeller, Swedish fashion model Alex Lundqvist and his wife Keyyt, designer Phillip Bloch, and Vladimir Roitfeld, amongst others.