By Joshua Langston

Photos by Joshua Langston

Tadashi Shoji is a staple on most of the major red carpets. His use of immaculate fit and careful embellishments make him one of the most sought after designers during award season. For this spring the Tadashi Shoji show was about “sweet liberation” which was about female empowerment while holding onto a sweet femininity. This collection had quite the depth and breath beyond the red carpet showstoppers he is known for.

My favourite details were his use of embroidered tulle and the hand sewn incandescent crystals. The way the light hit the crystals as they came down the runway was captivating. His use of plaid gave a slight edginess to the collection but was executed in a very chic and romantic way. The pairing of the jade/ivory embroidered tulle short sleeve crop top with the jade neoprene dress was stunning. No Tadashi Shoji collection would be complete without a major gown moment, and thankfully this collection was no different. The feathered Godets on the sequinned embroidered tulle gown had such stunning movement to it. I have no doubt we will be seeing a couple of the dresses from this collection in the upcoming award season.

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