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, during New York Fashion Week 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.
Since its founding in 1976, China’s premier outerwear brand, Bosideng, has been known for its cutting edge research and development focus, driving innovations in down quality, fabrics, process and manufacture, resulting in 313 patents and 23 technology programs.
Each down jacket of BOSIDENG has been tested by at least 62 technologists, through150 procedures and in extreme environments. With superior construction, insulation performance and appealing design, Bosideng is now a global leader in down jackets and related apparel, spanning 72 countries, including the United States, France, Italy and the United Kingdom, where it has a flagship store.
With brand/design collaborations with notable artists, fashion designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and tech institutions such as NASA, Bosideng has become highly popular, 200 million consumers, as well as celebrities such as Ann Hathaway, Eileen Gu, Jeremy Renner, Kendall Jenner, Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, amongst others.
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