New York Fashion Week is well underway and contributor Mariana Leung’s got the inside scoop on the shows. Here, her recap of Tadashi Shoji’s collection.
Tadashi Shoji’s fashion show at Lincoln Center was a demonstration of all of the beautiful things you could do with lace. There were two-toned black and white laces. There were engineered motifs. There were soft monochromatic laces in rich blue hues. There were daytime outfits that used lace as a trim or inserted panel. There were simple machine lace fabrics embellished with beading.
The overall effect was a beautiful, feminine collection with a classic elegance. For women who choose not to show a lot of skin, the designer offered a variety of sleeve lengths and hemlines. Tadashi Shoji designs for all bodies and modesty levels. This has been embraced by actresses like Octavia Spencer who do not fit Hollywood’s traditional red carpet body.
Capes and shift dress silhouettes were very forgiving. You could choose a sexier look with a lot of sheer lace, or just a hint of skin peeking out through a narrow strip of mesh. The most relaxed silhouette instantly becomes glamourous when it is executed in an intricate, embroidered lace.
–Story and photos by Mariana Leung, publisher of MsFabulous.com