Tadashi Shoji Fall 2012
Show: Tadashi Shoji Fall 2012
Inspiration: “The Fall/Winter 2012 Collection hearkens back to the Golden Age of Shanghai, a glamours world of modernity, transformation, and prosperity that precluded a darker time. Opulent fabrics of lace, chiffon, silk, and velvet craft the silhouettes of drop waist dresses, column gowns, and extended hemlines. Brilliant colors of marina and seagrass are exemplified by the neutral hues of ginseng and hanzel. A mecca of wealth and sophistication, the “Paris of the Orient” will forever be fixture of Shanghai’s identity.”
Front Row: Aisha Tyler, Angela Simmons
Hair: Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken; Make-up: Luc Bouchard and the Mac Pro Team
What We Thought:
For Fall 2012 Tadashi Shoji is taking his customers to an age of old Hollywood glamour via Shanghai. The dresses from this collection are charming, slick, and they mimic the 1930’s era when dresses were long and fitted yet subtlety seductive.
From the appearance of his first gown, a jewel tone dress with subtle lace accents, to the showing of his last dress it was clear had expertly translated his inspiration “Golden Age of Shanghai” into a decidedly cohesive collection of a stunning gowns.
When the collection hits red-carpet (and it will) expect a diverse selection of fabrics and accents including Chantilly lace details, high necks with strategically inlaid panels, cap sleeves, embroidery, and velvet. Standout pieces include – the first look to walk down the runway a jewel tuned dress with an exaggerated scoop-neck and lace tiered panels, a black velvet dress with a deep v-neck and peek-a-boo lace both are beyond.
Take a peek at the collection. Images via WWD