“The exuberant sense of color and the texture in my fashions is very much like my paintings.”
Born and raised in Bangkok, of Chinese descent, Richard Tsao cultivated an appreciation for tailoring and fine silks from his mother’s custom made cheongsam dresses. Inspired by the beauty of Thai silk, his classic designs incorporate detail from traditional Southeast Asian and Chinese garments. The silk is hand spun, to catch and brilliantly reflect light. Hand-woven on old-fashioned looms, the result is lustrous fabric with a luxurious texture.