Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’11. Tadashi Shoji’s Romantic Elegance

September 10, 2010 • New York Fashion Week Spring '11

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Summary: Inspired by the Renaissance Frescos of Piero Della Francesca and Botlcelli, Tadashi Shoji drew upon the cool color palette of the Venetian landscape and architecture to create this romantic collection. In his Spring 2011 Collection, which is an homage to 15th Century elegance, he uses light multiple tiers of silk, lace and ruffles and hand cut florals to create a stunning collection. The muted neutral tones and marble prints are gorgeous, and cut in shapes to suit every woman's figure, but the stand out color was the violet hand cut floral one shoulder dress with a lush contrast ribbon. Tadashi Shoji was inspired by art to create dreeses that are also works of art.

Color Palette: Venice, lavender, antique, ice, sandstone, ivory, marble print

Fabrics and Textures: silk chiffon, lace, crinkled lace, silk organza, tulle, mimi-pailettes, hand cut florals, beading, embroidered lace, mosaic detail, contrast ribbon belts

Key Pieces: Antique crinkled silk chiffon over lace three-tiered dress,
Venice silk organza over lace one-shoulder assymetric dress, Marble-print silk chiffon draped gown

Photos: WWD

—Carol Calacci

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