#NYFW: Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2016
Show: Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2016
Inspiration: A joyful celebration of springtime in Japan, with “a bow to Japanese culture and wink to its traditions,”
Skincare: Eileen Harcourt for Patchology; Makeup: Pep Gay for MAC; Hair: Rodney Cutler for Ulta Beauty; Nails: Butter London
What We Thought:
Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2016 transports those who gaze upon it to a serene, blossoming garden in Japan. The soundtrack to the show that took place today at Skylight Moynihan Station set the zen mood for an ethereal collection of embroidered flowers and sheer, flowing fabrics to drift down the runway. Cherry blossom hues and delicate shades of blue-lavender dominated the uber feminine collection, which was full of the feminine embellishments and floor-length gowns that are more than familiar territory for the brand. While classically elegant, the new collection featured a playful variety of to-lust-after capes (our favorite is shown above), waist cinching belt accents, and even a twist on the casual pullover sweater — for those defrosting early days of spring and slightly chilled summer nights.
Our attention was easily drawn to two themes: multiple floral motifs swirled throughout the collection ranging from peonies and magnolias, to blue violets and roses. A few plunging necklines and low back gowns also peppered throughout the show kept things fresh and captivating.
View the full video of the runway show on tadashishoji.com.
*Photo Credit: Giovanni Giannoni/WWD