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Aviation Inspiration at Tadashi Shoji

By Eliza Jordan

February 13, 2015

With the joy of flight at the inspiration forefront of its fall/winter 2015 collection, Tadashi Shoji created a weightless, windswept series of silhouettes.

A monochromatic palette of ivory, nude, navy, black, and grape tones graced the runway in a variety of apparel: floor-length gowns with insets, sheer laces, and cutouts; elegantly draped cowl back silk dresses; embellished turtleneck, pocketed sleeve gowns; boxed tulle pleated dresses; beaded and embroidered strapless garments and capes; and cropped, tiered faux fur jackets with crystal hardware embellishments.

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Pleating, tulle, and feather detailing was a recurring way in which the designer showcased his airplane influence. Metallic colors designed to mimic aerospace machinery came in shades of copper, gold, and silver for selected knits, tactile embellishments, and lace.

The ethereal, effortless selection of light materials, combined with aerodynamic seaming, embellishments, and layers, instilled a sense of flight and fancy for each look of the collection.

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Courtesy of Mara Hoffman.
Eliza Jordanfall/winter 2015New York Fashion WeekTadashi Shoji

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