Thursday, 17 September 2009

NYFW: Tadashi Shoji

It's all in the details for Tadashi Shoji

Celebrities ranging from Blake Lively to Beyonce turn to Tadashi Shoji for carefully embellished, elegant frocks, and his latest batch of dresses is certain to please all his loyal followers. The Los-Angeles based Japanese designer zeroed in on his niche market of luxury pieces for his Spring/Summer collection. Inspired by Kenro Izu’s photography book Passage to Angkor, Shoji incorporated qualities of the famed Cambodian temple into the colors and fabrics of his designs. The delicate beading and elaborate draping on the dresses that floated down the runway are a nod to the winding banyan tree roots near the temple, which represent continuous growth and rebirth. While the color scheme was decidedly dainty-hues of champagne, ivory, and pearl ruled- these dresses are not for the faint of heart. Skintight and thigh high, a major dose of confidence is necessary before slipping into one of Shoji’s creations. All qualms aside, Shoji’s beautiful collection of special occasion pieces proves to be worthy of the spotlight. (image via Coutorture)

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