Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

Zang Toi's Spring 2015 Collection dazzles Tampa Bay fashionistas.

click to enlarge SKIRTING SUCCESS: A runway model poses with designer Zang Toi at the end of the show. - CAITLIN ALBRITTON
CAITLIN ALBRITTON
SKIRTING SUCCESS: A runway model poses with designer Zang Toi at the end of the show.

As the last big event of Fashion Week in Tampa Bay, the Tampa Museum of Art hosted their sixth annual City: Fashion + Art + Culture fashion show on Saturday night. Structured as a fundraiser for museum programming, the event also serves to raise awareness of domestic violence.


Starring world-renown designer Zang Toi, his Spring 2016 collection was a hit with event attendees, with comments during the show ranging from, “Gorgeous!,” to, “Now that’s sexy!”

In the hour before the fashion show, guests mingled in the cool, blue-lit museum atrium with cocktails and small bites. Eddie V’s took care of guests with tasty hand-passed hors d’oeuvres, as well as a carving station and shrimp cocktail display outside on the patio. DJ Xplicid was also stationed outside, and spun electronic mixes to energize the well-dressed patrons up to the last minute before show time.

The models posed around the foyer for pictures before the main event, allowing guests a sneak-peak of the styles to come. Zang Toi was hard to miss as he drifted through the crowd, looking as though he could be on the runway himself. In a stunning, all-white outfit, he was glowing with excitement in a fitted coat and pleated skirt, which showed off his incredibly toned legs.

The open-air runway on the museum’s terrace was a fitting way to experience Toi’s elegant collection, with his first series of outfits looking crisp and clean in solid white. His styles involved contrasting combinations of tight/flowing, opaque/translucent, and dark/light to create smooth, classy looks to look forward to next spring.

Check out some of Zang Toi's runway designs below.

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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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Recap of CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
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