Texture, pastel ombre, watercolor tulips, all what immediately come to mind from the etherial Tadashi Shoji Spring 2012 show. My images just didn't do these gowns justice.
Though the American Express Skybox was definitely a very posh way to take in a show. Moet and oysters upon arrival? Don't mind if I do. Even cooler, post show they feature interviews within the intimate space. This quick chat was with Top Chef Just Desserts host Gail Simmons. Cooking shows and fashion....strange mix but for me, just right!
Shoji drew his inspiration for the collection from the Ron van Dongen book, Tulip Anthology, which he saw in the Metropolitan Museum of Art gift shop. The shape, material, and petal like layers were on full display from the print of the material to the intricate design and craftsmanship of each piece.
Being slightly maniacal about my music collection, and eager to see how designers pair songs for the shows, I was blown away by the way they married things at Tadashi. As Sarah, from Style on the Couch can attest, I was gasping with each song that came on and telling her I would get them to her from my iPod. I should have recorded the show but here is what I was able to piece together from memory and video that did not us muzak for the background.
Beach House 10 Mile Stereo
Florence and the Machine Cosmic Love (I swear was in there somewhere!)
Beach House Norway
School of the Seven Bells I LU
Florence and the Machine What the Water Gave Me (The new single closed out the show)
Below is a snippet of the close.