Tiffany Trump (L) poses for a photo with Chinese designer Wang Tao at the backstage before the fashion show of Chinese designer Wang Tao during the New York Fashion Week in New York, the United States, on Feb. 11, 2017. At the invitation of the designer Wang Tao, Tiffany Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, watched the Taoray Wang show as a guest on Saturday. [Photo: Xinhua]
This year's New York Fashion Week is now underway.
Among 16 Chinese designers at the show, Taoray Wang has gained an international reputation among powerful, professional and modern women, even including a daughter of the US President Donald Trump.
Taoray Wang showcased her collection on Saturday.
Attaching great importance to combining modern art and Chinese traditional elements, Wang's designs have been praised by the fashion industry, and worn by people such as US President Donald Trump's daughter ĘC Tiffany Trump.
With her diverse background and global heritage spanning over three continents, Taoray Wang is a melting pot of contrasts. But she says Chinese culture is deeply-rooted in her, and can be seen from the tailoring and the colors that she uses.
"The velvet sleeves have Chinese style hems, and the color contrast has peacock blues and rose reds in them. Also the lining is 100 percent silk. The jacquard weave also has a Chinese style. Our designs are made in Shanghai, using many craftsmen living in Shanghai. We Chinese people often say that something can only be felt, not said. When you wear it and it feels right, then everything is right." said Wang.
Wang said the inspiration for her designs comes from watching China's time-travel dramas based upon girls falling asleep in pajamas and waking up in men's suits.
She said her brand is designed for the powerful, professional and modern woman who wants to be stylish, elegant and sexy. It serves confident women who are not afraid to show femininity through edgy designs.
US President Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany Trump and her mother also attended the show. Tiffany clearly loves Taoray Wang. She actually wore a white overcoat from the brand on her father's inauguration day on Jan 20.
"I think it's gorgeous. I mean I know she had inside with the dragon designs and different silks from bright pinks to bright greens, makes it delicate and very special. Last September, I had the chance to come to her show and honestly her tailoring and her aesthetics design are just unparalleled. She is such a sweet, sweet woman as well and I'm wearing Tao now. Her designs are just truly spectacular." said Tiffany Trump.
Tiffany Trump (L) talks with Chinese designer Wang Tao at the backstage before the fashion show of Chinese designer Wang Tao during the New York Fashion Week in New York, the United States, on Feb. 11, 2017. At the invitation of the designer Wang Tao, Tiffany Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, watched the Taoray Wang show as a guest on Saturday. [Photo: Xinhua]
This is the sixth time that Taoray Wang has taken part in the week long fashion gala.
A fashion enthusiast herself, Wang once worked as an intern at Vogue and modeled for an Andrew Warren fashion show during last year's event.
New York Fashion Week is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, collectively known as the "Big 4", along with those in Paris, London and Milan.
Including Wang, there are about 16 Chinese designers among 70 at this year's show that will run until Thursday.