Friday, February 10, 2012

Asian Designer Spotlight: Tadashi Shoji Fall 2012

Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji showed at New York Fashion Week yesterday and here are some notable looks from his collection (influenced by the Golden Age of Shanghai); featuring plenty of lace, chiffon and velvet fabrics perfect for the fall season.

Dark emerald greens were featured in three of my top favorite looks from this collection. I especially loved the scalloped trim lace dress (center).
 Lace embroidery give a classic elegance to collection and the high collars of the two photos are reminiscent of the cheongsams from Shanghai.
Velvet makes a small appearance in the collection but he ties them in with the on going color scheme of emerald greens and dark reds
Though I see the Asian influence of the florals, I found that this print mixed with the colors and drop waists that Shoji decided to go with, aged the models by an extra 10 years.  And no woman wants to look older than they already are...
I think Tadashi made the "Golden Age of Shanghai" a lot more glamourous than it really was. I like to judge a collection by how wearable it is and while I find the designs to be beautiful, it would be difficult for most girls to pull off the drop waist dresses. It could be blamed on the models for being thin, but found that most of the dresses to looked really baggy. It made me miss his past collections of simple pastel dresses with soft ruffles and florals, but of course no designer can design the same thing for every collection.

I give this collection a 2/5, I just liked his past collections more...

Click here to see the entire collection and let me know what you think in the comments below!

11 comments:

ftashion said...

Hello! First up, thanx for dropping by our blog and commenting! Hope u drop by again. I love the concept of your blog! This is such a great place to know more about what's up and coming in the Asian fashion world. Definitely following!
And yeah, I don't quite fancy this collection too. The colours and cuts just make everything look really old.

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m i s s . t e a said...

AH wow! I really like the second emerald green dress! Somehow I can imagine someone like blake lively wearing it hehe

Girlie Blogger said...

Wow. The prints are gorgeous.
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Vicky said...

I would wear every piece of those!

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Ice Pandora said...

I don't know about this Tadashi Shoji and his past collection, but this collection is Beautiful! Love the emerald dress on the right :) xx

Clara Turbay said...

Excellent love it.

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