The 4 Questions of NYFW (Take #6)

by Kristopher Fraser Photographed by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
Monday, February 13, 2017

Taoray Wang, the suiting queen, presented her fall/winter 2017 collection yesterday at New York Fashion Week. Her newest collection blended contrasting shapes and luxurious fabrics for her new modern take on suiting.

What’s one clothing item you don’t think a woman should ever live without?

A suit!

Why’s that? And what makes an “it” suit for a woman?

There’s a lot of women out there. I design for the kind of woman who is a leader whether she is in law, finance or government, but she’s not afraid to be feminine and attractive. She’s what makes an “it” suit.

In the era of social media and Instagram, what do you see the purpose of runway shows?

For me, runway shows are still very important. It’s a way to let a lot of people to focus and know your brand.

What do you think fashion’s purpose is in America?

We all have our own imagination about America, but fashion is a universal language. You don’ need to talk to much, you don’t to speak to much, you can let your clothes speak.

Is there anything you would want to change about fashion week?

No, I think it’s improving. People now have more access to shows via television and the internet. I just wish it was more of a relaxing time and space.


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