There just aren’t enough words to describe how glorious this F/W 2015 collection is. Tadashi Shoji has really outdone himself here. I wouldn’t dream of elongating this piece by the use of words. I really want to let the images do the talking because that is just how breathtaking these dresses are. But I will provide a few details at least on the designer’s concept and inspiration for the collection.
Black hand cut tulle & silk organza feathered strapless gown with an embroidered applique pleated bodice.
Black bateau neck swing cape top and black crepe floor length skirt
The inspiration here was the joy of flight — the intersection between aircraft mechanics and winged flight, finding the muse piloting the avian highways. Spinning wings of propellers starting to hum. Metal gears beginning their rotational motion. This and more make up the concept behind these lovely gowns.
Grape/nude sleeveless feather motif embroidered applique full skirt tulle gown
Black feather motif sheer overlay gown
Painted with the ivory brushstrokes of windswept clouds, sparkling skies, birds gliding majestically, dancing on air currents with graceful wing beats, that is the journey to be taken with this collection. Airplane mechanics influence the allover metallic embroideries of copper, gold, and silver burnish luxe knits, while feathered wing motifs can be found in sheer lace and tactile embellishments.
Taupe tulle halter gown with gear motif embroidered applique and hardware embellishments
Ivory/black pleated Georgette strapless gown with beaded feather motif embroidered applique
A monochromatic palette of black, ivory, and navy transitions to semio-paque hues created from bi-color layering of diaphanous tulles. The ethereal silhouettes evoke a feeling of weightlessness. As if mused by the wind, feathers of frayed-edge silk organza and hand-cut tulle create lighter than air gowns and floor-length capes, dipping to dreamier depths. Aerial views inspire the textures of custom designed jacquards.
Ivory hand cut tulle & silk organza feathered tea-length dress with pockets and embroidered bodice
Black oversized tiered faux fur jacket with crystal hardware embellishments
So remember, soar into the upper breaches of the atmosphere where you can be free from the forces of gravity, orbiting the uncharted skies, a sky voyager finding her bliss. I love these pieces. They are very much red carpet ready & worthy, and would very much like to see them in the future!
Copper/black bateau neck metallic embroidered tulle gown with pockets
Grape/nude tulle gown with gear motif embroidered applique and hardware embellishments
Show credits —
Navy lace applique bodice with full tulle skirt
- Casting — David Milosevich with Casting & Consulting
- Hair — Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken
- Nail Lacquer & Design — butter London
- Make-up — Pep Gay & the M.A.C. pro team
- Make-up prep & Skin Care — Eileen Harcourt for patchology
- Lingerie — commando
Ivory crepe sleeveless top & black hand cut tulle with silk organza feathered short skirt
Grape/black metallic embroidered lace dirndl gown with gathered illusion tulle neck and pockets