In The Box at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, evening wear designer Tadashi Shoji presented his Spring 2011 collection inspired by the Renaissance frescos of Piero della Francesca and Botticelli. Drawing upon the icy cool color palette of Venetian landscape and architecture- marble, sandstone, Venice blue, and tea rose- the Tadashi Shoji collection is an homage to 15th century elegance and romance.
I love the opportunity to see collections in this sort of setting. When models pass you on the runway, unless you’re in the first or second row, it’s really hard to capture the full detail and complex work that often goes into the construction of the pieces. As a whole and from afar, the collection seemed a tad understated but when approached, the individual pieces in the collection stand strongly on their own. The flowy romantic renaissance influence is undeniable. Shoji’s red carpet worthy sophisticated and elegant collection was constructed in silk chiffon, organza, and lace and featured dresses both simple and with intricate embroidery and textured embellishment in a variety of lengths and shapes that would flatter many body types – not surprising considering his evening wear is available in standard, petite, and plus sizes.
Check out the official Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week footage of the presentation below!
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Tadashi Shoji Fall 2011
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Tadashi Shoji Spring 2012
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Ecliptica Fall 2010
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Farah Angsana Fall 2010
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Lorena Sarbu F/W 2012