Zang is a New York based Malaysian fashion designer.
He was born in Kelantan of the Kuala Krai district on 11 June 1961. Toi left his native Malaysia at the age of eighteen, and via Toronto, landed in New York a year later. There he 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. Instantly, the personable, affable and remarkable Toi made a name for himself among fashion’s elite.
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 Malaysia. Mr. Toi is also a recipient of The International Center in New York's Award of Excellence.
Since then, Toi has cultivated his business into an international success story.
Be it the House of Toi signature collection or the “Z” collection, his moderately priced bridge line, Toi’s creations are original, feminine and exude glamour in every way.
Zang Toi is available in globally fine stores including the Couture Department at Nordstrom, fine specialty boutiques and Zang Toi Boutiques in Malaysia.
In most of his fashion shows, Toi has employed the services of another famous Malaysian, Ling Tan, whose career he helped to kick-start.
The bold and the beautiful. Sexy, dramatic, glamorous. Year in and year out, fans of Toi know they can count on the designer for one thing: pure, unadulterated glamour. That plus great, body-flattering silhouettes and beautiful tailoring. The Malaysian designer helps women young and old to feel like the only woman in the room with his dramatic, often finely embellished gowns, dresses and separates, as well as sophisticated but feminine suits. Lately, he’s been appealing to a much younger audience with his new diffusion line, Toi House, featuring playful mini-skirts, baby-doll dresses, and tight sweaters and shirts.
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