AsianInNY Backstage Interview: Designer Zang Toi

Zang Toi Spring 2012 Fashion Show: AsianInNY interviewed designer after the successful and amazing fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!

Zang attended Parsons School of Design and apprenticed with Mary Jane Marcasiano and Ronaldus Shamask. In 1989, with a modest collection of bright sarongs, strong suits and regal dresses, he opened his own atelier. In 1991 Toi won the Mouton-Cadet Young Designers Award, surprising many considering the competition he faced that day. His most recent award of distinction was presented by New York City Public Advocate Mark J. Green for Toi’s artistic contributions and achievements. In March 1997, Toi was awarded a knighthood by the Sultan of Kelantan. Mr. Toi is also a recipient of The International Center in New York’s Award of Excellence. Toi has served several style arbiters including Sharon Stone, Ivana Trump, Kirstie Alley, Jennifer Tilly, Meg Ryan, and Fergie.

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