Tadashi Shoji knows a thing or two about pretty, feminine dressmaking. His finesse to create beautiful, elegant and delicate pieces shines through his Spring 2014 collection that captures the joie de vivre and the confidence of modern woman who dresses to please herself. The collection - called Sweet Liberation - has an innate structural simplicity unique to Shoji. The intricate crystal work on bodices, sheer silk organza skirts and pastel hues create an unforgettably pretty collection. The show had three distinct parts to it. First came the modern, clean, feminine dresses, voluminous lace tops paired with sleek pants and ladylike skirt. Then the collection took a turn towards the darker side of femininity - with black and white pieces - without losing the prettiness of it. Lot of tulle and hand-beaded appliques, ostrich feather fringe and even neoprene was used to create evening wear dresses. The third part of the show was clearly meant for red carpet. Long flowy gowns literally floated on the runway. Sleek sheer skirts, sequin and crystal embroidery work, translucent layers of organza silk in delicate colors of lemon, ivory, lavender, pale pink and frosted jade ended the collection on a beautifully high note.
Show: Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014
Hair: Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken
Nails : Butter London