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About Taoray Wang
Wang Tao, born in 1967 and professionally known as “Taoray Wang”, is a Chinese fashion designer and founder of her namesake brand, Taoray Wang.
Upon graduating from East China Normal University, Wang trained at Tokyo Mode Gakuen in Japan, where she was lauded with five international fashion awards. From there, Wang headed the studio for highly acclaimed Japanese designer Junko Koshino.
Recognized for her skills, Wang later on became creative director and CEO at Chinese womenswear brand broadcast:bo.
Wang in the 2010s has set out to become one of Asia’s most recognized and recognizable fashion designers. Her September 2014 debut (as well as that of her namesake brand) at New York Fashion Week attracted the accoladed love from retailers and media alike.
Google, we thank Thee. Onto AW19, we go! In a New York minute.
Additional editing by Elsbeth van Paridon for Temper Magazine
Featured image: Qi Wen and Christina for Taoray Wang SS19. Image courtesy of Q Model Management. Casting by @Davidmilocasting
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After tackling Beijing for some six years where she worked for China International Publishing Group, she spent a moment in time moseying down steep alleyways and writing about their fashionable and underground features in Hong Kong.
Van Paridon most recently managed to claw her way through a Europe-based academic endeavor called "Journalism". 'Tis in such fashion that she has now turned her lust for China Fashion/ Lifestyle and Underground into a full time occupation.
Van Paridon hunts down the latest in Chinese menswear, women’s clothing, designer newbies, established names, changes in the nation’s street scenery, close-ups of particular trends presently at play or of historical socio-cultural value in Chinaplus a selection of budding photographers.
Paired with a deep devotion to China’s urban underground scene, van Paridon holds a particular interest in the topics of androgyny, the exploration of individuality and the power that is the Key Opinion Leader (the local term for “influencers”) in contemporary China.
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