Tadashi Shoji for S/S 2015 — “It is the moment just before the sun sets, when the light dances upon the Grand Canal. The light is softer now, illuminating the shimmering waterway, reflecting the facade of the Ca’ d’Oro. Built on water and steeped in beauty, the Golden Palace of Venice is our destination.” So as my title states and with the promise of an evening of enchantment, a Venetian dreamscape awaits. ENJOY!!
LONG-SLEEVED BLACK/NUDE EMBROIDERED TULLE AND CHIFFON PANELED GOWN
For MBFW/NYFW, high fashion designer brand Tadashi Shoji showcased at Lincoln Center’s Salon. For this alluring and stunning collection here is what’s in store! There is intricate detailing, paired with playful transparencies. Insets of chain mesh on tulle ornament on the bodices/sleeves & multi-colored jeweled embellishments are inspired by Millefiori glass. The intricate & eye-catching details are what truly set this brand and this collection apart; it was such an honor to be in attendance!
GOLD METALLIC EMBROIDERED TULLE FLOOR LENGTH CAPE WORN OVER SLEEVELESS GOWN WITH CHAIN MESH INSETS
SILVER METALLIC EMBROIDERED TULLE LONG SLEEVE GOWN WITH CHAIN MESH INSETS
Sheer mesh necklines give the illusion of floating dresses. This detail was seen amongst many of the dresses in this collection. And it was one detail I was happy to see — a great way to give Tadashi Shoji’s classic aesthetic of lovely lace a modern take.
GOLD METALLIC EMBROIDERED TULLE SHEATH DRESS WITH CHAIN MESH INSETS
Dresses, cut from bonded spacer mesh, are both structured and airy. While softly sculpted silhouettes are introduced with unexpected twists. And with so many eye-catching details, really every dress seemed to have an unexpected twist to grab one’s attention!
FROSTED JADE EMBROIDERED TULLE AND CHIFFON LONG SLEEVE SHIRT WAIST BLOUSON GOWN
Floor-length gowns are constructed with capes attached.
IVORY CORDED LACE FLOOR LENGTH CAPE AND IVORY SUNBURST PLEATED GEORGETTE BATEAU NECK GOWN WITH CHAIN MESH INSETS
Going back to the area of Venezia, Italy, the architecture, the streets, the intricacies, of course all serve as such a huge inspiration for this collection. But the colors of the city also inspired the color palette for this showcase. Glowing pastels of frosted jade, pink shadow, and blue stone are built up in translucent layers.
DEEP LAGOON CORDED LACE SPACER MESH BATEAU NECK DROP WAIST DRESS WITH SHEER INSETS
PINK SHADOW LACE OVER EMBROIDERED TULLE BELL SLEEVE TUNIC DRESS
The brilliant ultramarine blues of Venetian lagoons are paired with ivory and navy. And I’m a huge fan of blues so I’m loving this periwinkle and shades of blue hues!
BLUE STONE CORDED LACE SLEEVELESS BLOUSE WITH JEWEL EMBELLISHED INSETS AND PENCIL SKIRT
DEEP LAGOON/IVORY ROSE-MOTIF EMBROIDERED TULLE CAP SLEEVE A-LINE DRESS
Fabrics are custom-designed & I’m a huge fan on the new takes with the lace and the use of florals — all very interesting and intriguing takes.
IVORY CORDED LACE SHIRT WAIST BLOUSON GOWN WITH JEWEL EMBELLISHED COLLAR AND INSETS
BLACK/PETAL CORDED LACE CAP SLEEVE GOWN WITH JEWEL EMBELLISHED INSETS
Motif-embroidered tulles are inspired by Gothic architectural details of the Ca’ d’Oro.
PINK SHADOW COTTON EMBROIDERED TULLE AND CRINKLE CHIFFON BATEAU NECK BLOUSON GOWN
Floral motif lace is hand-tinted by bonding chiffon pieces to the back of lace.
MULTI-COLOR FLORAL LACE LONG SLEEVE DRESS WITH SHEER BANDED INSET
Additional runway show details —
- PR — HL Group
- Production — Judith Rice & Associates
- Casting — David Milosevich Casting & Consulting
- Music — Kevin Edwards
- Lighting Design — Prospect Lighting
- Styling — Tina Chai
- Hair — Rodney Cutler for ULTA Beauty, Cutler NYC — Alexandra Ciraldo
- Make-up: Pep Gay and MAC Pro Team — Aimee Frost, Alessia Pelistri
- Nail Lacquer & Design by — butter London
- Make-up Prep & Skin Care — Eileen Harcourt with PATCHOLOGY
- Shoes — Enzo Angiolini
- Lingerie — commando
- Jewelry — Debra Shepard
- Videography — B Productions
- Photography — Maria Valentino — MCV Photo