Tadashi Shoji Spring 2016 Collection

Posted on September 11, 2015

From the show’s notes:

The faint scent of a fresh rain still lingers in the air. Meandering down a moss worn pebbled path, the serenity of a Japanese garden beckons us with the fragrance of blooming nostalgia. Wisteria vines languorously drape over an arched trellis, creating a flowering canopy of lavender blooms. A young woman hurriedly passes by, repositioning the musubi knot on her obi. Continuing our stroll, leafy mounds of irises and peonies burst into verdant life.A hidden ko-minka comes into view. Curious, we open the sliding door and enter into a Tatami room. Light filtering into the room highlights a collection of art books. Turning the pages we admire the work of Japanese painters Ogata Korin of the distinctive Rinpa school and Hokusai of Ukiyo-e. Gazing outwards onto the garden, the translucent Shoji screen silhouettes a cherry blossom tree. A warm wind rustles the branches and clusters of blossoms float to the ground, already a carpet of pink. With a bow to Japanese culture and wink to tradition, Spring 2016 is a wash in the joyful celebration of springtime in Japan.

Okay, there’s no way we could top that for painting a word picture of this lovely, delicate, feminine collection. We can only add that, like so many Tadashi Shoji collections, the experience of seeing it is highly emotional because as a designer, he has a refined sense of how clothes can evoke a feeling. In this case, that feeling is romantic and sensual in nature. Just a beautiful collection of looks in gorgeous colors.

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[Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji]

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