"When I saw Richard Tao’s ties featured at St. Louis Fashion Week 2015, I was immediately struck by the fresh sensibility he brings to the generally predictable field of men’s neckwear design. It was clear to me that he was drawing upon his considerable architectural and musical background, of which I was aware. He creates designs that have a strong narrative and point of view, utilizing multiple fabrics, textures, colors and details together on a single tie or scarf. His ties and accessories resonate with those seeking highly individual and creative, yet imminently wearable fashion neckwear."
CEO of Hildun Corporation and Chairman of Interlux, with partners Jason Wu and Andrea Lieberman of ALC.
"Richard's ties have instantly achieved a prominent place in my and my boyfriend's wardrobe. So wearable. They strike the perfect balance of dapper and casual, with the delicately frayed edges and thoughtful color blocking"
Named one of the breakout designers of 2010, winner of the 2014 Ecco Domani Award, member of CFDA, featured in InStyle, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue.
"This is the first time I've been seduced by a four-in-hand, since I am a bow tie guy! The shear sense of fashion that it has, won me over immediately, both in its choice of fabric and sense of proportion- extremely modern!"
Three-time Coty award-winning designer, President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America for 16 years, original producer of New York Fashion Week.
"Richard Tao has shown me his incredible new and exciting line of men's ties and I can only rave about their innovation, style and uniqueness. The ties are not only beautifully crafted, stylish and elegant, but they are so right for now. I think he has captured the "zeitgeist" of the modern world in a timeless and chic manner. Every man will want this fashionable and "of the moment" accessory in his wardrobe"
Former fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, stylist at Henri Bendel and currently Founder of Olio Lusso and a freelance stylist to celebrities and leading supermodels
"To me, it looks like a BIG IDEA and properly handled and executed, could generate real excitement in a business that needs new thinking and fresh ideas."
Former Chairman and CEO of May Department Stores Company (now Macy's)