Tadashi Shoji’s gorgeously ethereal ‘Fall 2015’ collection is all whimsical aerodynamics and delicate femininity. Inspired by the joy of flight, the collection has a light weightless quality, reminiscent of birds gliding majestically through the air. This influence is seen in the feathered wing motifs found in sheer laces, tactile embellishments and feather-embroidered gowns.
Shoji so successfully combined this with a more mechanical, man-made machine-like influence seen in the metallic cog, gear and propeller embroidery details in coppers, golds, and silver burnish.
Shoji’s palette is a more toned-down monochromatic expression of his ideas, using blacks, ivories, navy transitions and semi opaque hues.
What we do see in this new collection is more texture, with the use of frayed-edge silk organza, hand-cut tulle and stunning custom-designed jacquards.
Photographers Shana Schnur and David Berman