By Marzella Sigai
Tadashi Shoji returns to Japanese roots at NY Fashion Week
Tadashi Shoji said returning to his Japanese roots on the runway took years.
In a show he titled “Once Upon a Time … in Japan,” the designer captured the essences of cherry blossoms, Japanese gardens and Watteau gowns at New York Fashion Week.
He used lace overlays, obi sashes, intricate swirl prints, romantic flowers, capes, one-shoulder gowns, brocade fabrics and kimono-style dresses for spring-summer 2020.
The 71-year-old Shoji is from Sendai but is based in America. He rolled out sleeveless dresses with embroidered tulle and colors that included periwinkle, coral, deep violet and also black and white. He also showcased body diversity with some curvier models on the runway.
There was plenty of sparkle and drama in full tulle skirts on statement gowns, sometimes mixed with his lace overlay. Shoji stuck to florals in patterns and embellishment. -AP NEWS