Tadashi Shoji does it again. The master of intricate lace work and dreamy, romantic creations, Shoji brings the grandeur of the era gone by in his Fall 2013 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. His collection was inspired by the splendor of the Russian Empire before its fall. Shoji married seamlessly the aristocratic opulence of beaded lace and frothy tulle with peasant-like ordinariness of the dark earthy tones.
The designer wanted to experiment with volume and some of the creations reflected his idea with the trapeze silhouettes in the jackets and pannier style skirts of the gowns. Tadshi Shoji remains as generous in the use of chantily, eyelash and guipure lace in his Fall 2013 collections as he was in his Spring 2013 collection.
Tadashi Shoji drew inspiration from the treacherous winter of Russia for the colors of his Fall 2013 collection. The colors varied from frozen gray to bold sapphire blue, bright carmine red, solemn black, rich browns to delicate blushes and luminescent pearl and rose. The stateliness of pearl encrusted chiffon high neck gown was only rivaled by the magnificence of cut velvet black blouson gown. Shoji conjured unexpected details like a leather belt over a beaded lace gown with a frothy tulle skirt. The artistry and genius of Tadashi Shoji made his Fall 2013 collection a delight to watch.
Show - Tadashi Shoji Fall 2013
Hair - Rodney Cutler for Cutler/ULTA
Makeup - Luc Bouchard for MAC
Nails - China Glaze