On Wednesday, June 3, Tadashi Shoji launched his Resort 2016 Collection.
Renowned for his bridal wear pieces and superb attention to detail, this collection didn’t disappoint. This collection proved to be nostalgic for Shoji who looked back onto his childhood memories in Japan. Inspired by the patchwork of peony gardens, clear blue skies, and Sachiko stitching, the collection comprised of a variety of pieces all in tones of blue and white. The palette was a refreshing combo as opposed to the black and white pairing that has been present in the past few seasons. The collection definitely appealed to a younger audience than some of the past more mature collections. Shoji showed the dresses in delicate patterns in combos of lace, Neoprene, and sheer fabrics in loose fits. The different patterns and fabrics were used perfectly together to create pieces that were delicate with a sporty edge to it. The white and navy Neoprene jacket dress was perfectly tied in with patchwork stitching on the arms, collars, and bottom hem. He also incorporated laser cutting to achieve perfectly perforated geometric patterns on the hems of the coral and pink renditions for the Commercial collection. But he didn’t stray away from his wedding collections. He included three all white gowns that had different variations of floral laces. The most stunning was the deep V-neck floral gown that had sheer arms with a small pattern running through it.
Tadashi Shoji is renowned for catering to ages 15 to 70 years old, well now that range has gotten larger. With the launch of his Resort 16 Collection, Shoji celebrated his first girl’s collection. The girl’s collection featured mommy and me design prints, where majority of the prints were chosen from the women’s collection. The tiny renditions are super cute and are perfect for family photos, flower girl dresses, or any fancy occasion.
Images courtesy of Tadashi Shoji