Tadashi Shoji

Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show  

Photography by Maria Chandoha Valentino

TADASHI SHOJI
SPRING 2015
It is the moment just before sun sets when the light dances upon the Grand Canal. The light is softer now, illuminating the shimmering waterway, reflecting the facade of the Ca’ d’Oro. Built on water and steeped in beauty, the Golden Palace of Venice is our destination.

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This Spring, intricate detailing is paired with playful transparencies. Insets of chain mesh on tulle ornament the bodices and sleeves & multi-colored jeweled embellishments are inspired by Millefiori glass. Sheer mesh necklines give the illusion of floating dresses. Softly sculpted silhouettes are introduced with unexpected twists.

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Floor-length gowns are constructed with capes attached. Dresses, cut from bonded spacer mesh, are both structured and airy. The colors of the city inspire the palette. Glowing pastels of frosted jade, pink shadow, and blue stone are built up in translucent layers, while the brilliant ultramarine blues of Venetian lagoons are paired with ivory and navy. Fabrics are custom-designed. Motif-embroidered tulles are inspired by Gothic architectural details of the Ca’ d’Oro.

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Floral motif lace is hand-tinted by bonding chiffon pieces to the back of lace.
With the promise of an evening of enchantment, a Venetian dreamscape awaits.
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ESTHER – IVORY CORDED LACE BELTED TRENCH

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ELENA – NAVY CORDED LACE SLEEVELESS BELTED TRENCH DRESS

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STEPHANIE – NAVY CORDED LACE CAPELET AND NAVY CORDED LACE SHEATH DRESS

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MAJA – NAVY/IVORY ROSE-MOTIF EMBROIDERED TULLE AND STRETCH CREPE 3/4 SLEEVE SHIRT DRESS

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LARISSA – DEEP LAGOON/IVORY ROSE-MOTIF EMBROIDERED TULLE CAP SLEEVE A-LINE DRESS

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TIAN – NAVY/IVORY ROSE-MOTIF EMBROIDERED TULLE BATEAU NECK LONG SLEEVE GOWN

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LERA – DEEP LAGOON/IVORY STRIPED CHIFFON AND METALLIC LACE SHIRT WAIST BLOUSON GOWN

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SARAH – NAVY/IVORY STRIPED CHIFFON AND METALLIC LACE LONG SLEEVE BLOUSON GOWN

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ELLA – DEEP LAGOON/IVORY CHEVRON CHIFFON AND METALLIC LACE DRESS WITH ILLUSION BACK

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HERIETH – DEEP LAGOON CORDED LACE SPACER MESH BATEAU NECK DROP WAIST DRESS WITH SHEER INSETS

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KIA – BLACK CORDED LACE SPACER MESH CAPE DRESS WITH ON SEAM POCKETS

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ESTEE – GOLD CORDED LACE BATEAU NECK FLOOR LENGTH CAPE GOWN WITH ON SEAM POCKETS

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KASIA – NAVY SUNBURST PLEATED GEORGETTE BATEAU NECK GOWN WITH CHAIN MESH INSETS

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ESTHER – IVORY CORDED LACE 3/4 SLEEVE BATEAU NECK TEE AND IVORY SUNBURST PLEATED GEORGETTE FLOOR LENGTH SKIRT

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STEPHANIE – NAVY LACE OVER EMBROIDERED TULLE SHORT SLEEVE TEE AND SUNBURST PLEATED FLOOR LENGTH SKIRT

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SOPHIE – PINK SHADOW LACE OVER EMBROIDERED TULLE BELL SLEEVE TUNIC DRESS

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ELENA – IVORY CORDED LACE FLOOR LENGTH CAPE AND IVORY SUNBURST PLEATED GEORGETTE BATEAU NECK GOWN
WITH CHAIN MESH INSETS

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ANTONINA – SILVER METALLIC EMBROIDERED TULLE BELL SLEEVE TUNIC DRESS WITH CHAIN MESH INSETS

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EVELINA – GOLD METALLIC EMBROIDERED TULLE SHEATH DRESS WITH CHAIN MESH INSETS

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MONA – BLACK/IVORY EMBROIDERED TULLE LONG SLEEVE DRESS WITH CHAIN MESH INSETS

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HERIETH – BLACK/IVORY EMBROIDERED TULLE CROP TOP DRESS

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ELLA – BLUE STONE CORDED LACE SLEEVELESS BLOUSE WITH JEWEL EMBELLISHED INSETS AND PENCIL SKIRT

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TIAN – BLACK/PETAL CORDED LACE CAP SLEEVE GOWN WITH JEWEL EMBELLISHED INSETS

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MAJA – IVORY CORDED LACE SHIRT WAIST BLOUSON GOWN WITH JEWEL EMBELLISHED COLLAR AND INSETS

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SARAH – MULTI-COLOR FLORAL LACE LONG SLEEVE SHIRT WAIST GOWN WITH SHEER TULLE INSETS

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KIA – FROSTED JADE FLORAL LACE CROP TOP DRESS WITH FLOUNCE HEM

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ESTEE – MULTI-COLOR FLORAL LACE LONG SLEEVE DRESS WITH SHEER BANDED INSET

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LERA – BLUE STONE LACE CROP TOP AND A-LINE FLOOR LENGTH SKIRT

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LARISSA – BLACK/IVORY LACE SLEEVELESS FULL SKIRT GOWN WITH SHEER BANDED INSET

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ANNI J – PINK SHADOW EMBROIDERED TULLE CAP SLEEVE FULL SKIRT DRESS

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ELENA – IVORY EMBROIDERED TULLE CROP TOP FULL SKIRT GOWN

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STEPHANIE – PINK SHADOW EMBROIDERED TULLE KIMONO SLEEVE GOWN

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ANTONINA – BLACK/NUDE EMBROIDERED TULLE AND CHIFFON PANELED GOWN

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MAJA – FROSTED JADE EMBROIDERED TULLE AND CHIFFON LONG SLEEVE SHIRT WAIST BLOUSON GOWN

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MISHA – BLUE STONE EMBROIDERED TULLE COLLAR TEE AND SUNBURST PLEATED CHIFFON FLOOR LENGTH SKIRT

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KASIA – PINK SHADOW COTTON EMBROIDERED TULLE AND CRINKLE CHIFFON BATEAU NECK BLOUSON GOWN

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