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Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013

Tadashi Shoji took us on a journey along the Modern Silk Road, where East meets West, for his Spring 2013 collection.

The designer, who has successfully dressed many Oscar-winning actresses, started the show with elegant day dresses in his favourite fabric: lace.

On a warm colour palette of paprika, desert, lavender with a selection of blues ranging from lagoon to china to ocean alongside classic black looks, we saw many dresses destined for the red carpet.

Cocktail dresses with Peter Pan collars, pencil dresses, trapeze dresses, long-sleeve gowns, strapless gowns, caplet gowns and tiered tulle gowns were just a few of the highlights, with the colourful piecework and ikat-print dresses requiring a second look.

Favourites: Pale iris ikat-print gazar strapless pleated dress and the floral appliqué spaghetti strap slip gown.

Front Row: Angela Simmons, June Ambrose, Daisy Fuentes

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Elizabeth Banks, Fan Bingbing, Berenice Marlohe, Mena Suvari, Octavia Spencer, Florence Welch, Kate Beckinsale, Cat Deeley, Taylor Swift and Emily Blunt

Credit: Getty

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10 Responses to Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013

  1. Yeliz September 7, 2012 at 17:22 #

    This is a beautiful collection. Look 29 and Look 32 are my favourites.

  2. Carina S. September 7, 2012 at 18:22 #

    love this blue dress

  3. Francois Bresmal September 7, 2012 at 19:02 #

    OH MY GOD FC!
    I just finished writing what was my favorite dress of the show and I see it’s yours too! The one with floral appliqués ♥ Just saw the details on a closer picture and it’s heavenly beautiful! Fan Bingbing would rock it!

  4. Jennesia September 7, 2012 at 19:31 #

    This is such a beautiful collection, it seems so ethereal. That last gown is gorg.

  5. Harpeet September 7, 2012 at 20:43 #

    FC, could I ask you a question?
    Remember you used to pick out individual looks from a show, and write sideways who you’d expect to see in that look on the red carpet?? Bring it back please?!

  6. Nat39 September 7, 2012 at 20:59 #

    Beautiful collection (!!)
    Would like to see look 3 on Anne Hathaway.

  7. Alina September 8, 2012 at 13:17 #

    The floral appliqué spaghetti strap slip gown is gorgeous! I think it would work for Selena Gomez.

  8. EmmaWoodhouse September 8, 2012 at 17:30 #

    Look 3 for Keira Knightley
    Look 18 for Emily Blunt
    Look 25 for Anne Hathaway (it’s a lot different from what she usually wears, but I think it would look good with her pale skin/dark hair)
    Look 26 was my favorite too FC! I’m thinking of it for…hmmm…Penelope Cruz? It’s soft and feminine and would look great on her.
    Look 28 for Florence Welch (It’s so her!)
    It’s a great collection–lots of pretty lace and spring colors. I didn’t like every look, but I’d like to see a lot of it on the red carpet!

  9. Beta September 8, 2012 at 17:40 #

    I got to know this designer thanks to Octavia Spencer. I absolutely love every piece!! I hope it gets lots of Red Carpet runs :)

  10. Taksi September 9, 2012 at 22:18 #

    Love it, his dresses are always exquisite.

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