Taoray Wang Fall/Winter 2018, entitled Enlightenment Empress is inspired by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. The monarch was a patron of the arts, culture, and education and became the country’s longest-ruling female leadrer during the Russian Age of Enlightenment.
Enlightment Empress combines the classic with the modern, the East and West, reinterpreting the military uniform and iconic olive-green with striking shades of red which embody the Russian spirit. The military uniform is transformed to fit the modern woman, with feminine fur epaulets detailing, and the softening of bold lines.
I love the mix of sheer lace detailing, navy pinstripes, red accents, leather belts and oversized bows for strong, yet edgy suiting.
Photos courtesy of Taoray Wang
- Kim Weling