Photos Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji
Metallic, plaid and lace, while usually not the stuff of fashion fairy tales, actually worked surprisingly well in Tadashi Shoji’s
runway show yesterday during New York Fashion Week. Not every gown was princess-worthy, but for the most part it was beautifully soft and feminine; Shoji creates distinct tailoring, accenting a women’s figure like no one else could. Shoji told InStyle
that his inspiration “was 'sweet liberation,' not the women’s liberation in the '60s. In the '80s, women had to fight in a man’s world. Women now are self-confident. It's time for sweetness to come out. That's the reason we have sweet colors and layers and layers of lace over other fabrics." Layers, indeed.