Dorothy Szeto and partner Clare Cook, the spirits behind tao
freedom of the body, have created a luxurious new high-fashion
line perfect for the spa lifestyle. tao energy harmonizes beautifully
with our 21st century emphasis on rejuvenation, relaxation, and self-care.
Each design is attuned to the philosophy of flow and devoted to the
great dance of life.
tao energy is created with an eye to holistic practices such as yoga,
so stretch, comfort and ease are crucial. After research on the latest
high-performance fabric, designer Szeto located a European tech material,
Meryl Skin Life, which wicks away moisture during workouts while maintaining
the body's bacteria level. (This nixes the "post-gym aroma.")
Skin Life has quickly won a devoted following among sports designers
but tao freedom of the body is the first to take advantage of the
fabric for a fashion collection. And Skin Life is ideal for the resort-bound
tao woman, for it makes each piece fabulously packable.
This season, the tao energy pays homage to spring with breezy, upbeat
designs. The collection is packed with flirty, asymmetric tops, cropped
pants, slacks that are slit along the shin, and wraps that can hug
the body tightly or drape sensuously off the shoulders. And tao energy
always gives a woman's neck special attention. Each piece is designed
to show off that most feminine feature.
Though the look is playful and easy-pure spa-the construction is
anything but. Asymmetric tops contain built-in bras to maintain sleekness
at all times. (Say bye-bye to your old tee shirts!) Knit pants are
delicately detailed for a lean silhouette. Vertical seams elongate
the legs, while yoke backs firm and flatter the derriere. tao energy
is smart design.
The collection whispers of flowers, earth and leaves, with a palette
that flows from rich browns to spritely greens and onto the seductive
hues of flowers. This "homage to spring" can be mixed and
matched together in fun, creative ways, or can be paired with favorites
from your closet-which tao energy will promptly become.
And don't fret when it's time to leave the resort. The clothes are
comfy enough for everyday wear, with eye-catching details that give
them a touch of Saturday night drama. Luxe layers add true elegance
to the de rigueur ease. Each piece happily sashays from Pilates to
café and onto a romantic dinner. Consider tao energy spring
2005 as a springboard that offers the sophisticated, fit tao woman
life is a great dance.
are you ready?