Though NYFW has officially come to a close, I’m still on a fashion-high, and have lots of content up my sleeves to continue to share. There are certain shows that always stick out in my mind has high points during NYFW; Tadashi Shoji being one of them. Whenever asked what my favorite show I’d seen at fashion week so far, my answer was always a resounding, “Tadashi.” I had always loved watching the show from afar in years past, but when I had the opportunity to see the show in person for the first time last year, my appreciation for the designs grew exponentially.
Fast forward to last week as I anxiously awaited the start of the show – I was ready to fall in love with Tadashi all over again. From the moment the first piece of the collection flowed down the runway, I immediately felt transported into some sort of Californian daydream. The Spring/Summer 2018 Collection, inspired by West Coast glamour, held a boho-vibe that was a pleasantly surprising shift from the more Hollywood Glam moment’s Tadashi is usually known for.
Playful dresses in canary yellows and embellished with tassel trim and elegant pleated slip dresses paraded down the runway against a backdrop of a star-filled night sky. The collection told a story of both those of fame and fortune and wanderers and nomads cruising the Pacific Coast Highway under twilight – it was full of gemstone colors, delicate floral tulle, and a beautiful dahlia print fabric. The show closed with one of my favorite looks of fashion week – this indigo and silver embroidered tulle floor length gown with a jewel-covered cape. You can watch the full show here.
Photos by Ryan Sides