Tadashi Shoji Spring 2009
Where & When: Friday, September 12th at noon, the Promenade, Bryant Park
Runway Recap: This was a a spring collection, but it appears designer Tadashi Shoji was inspired by cracked ice, as refracted patterns and an icy-cool palette of white and dove gray dominated his show. Shoji played with sheer layers of silk organza, origami-like pleating, and pretty cascades of ruffles; metallic fringed numbers suggested icicles. But this wasn't merely all artiness; trend-right sporty anoraks, paperbag waists, and a series of one-shouldered looks kept the collection current.
Standout Look: I love the play of textures here--the sheer anorak and the metallic fringed skirt--and pairing with a simple white tank top keeps the look young and fresh.
Bonus Points: The cracked-ice pattern seen throughout the collection was projected onto the ceiling and walls of the tent as we walked in, immediately setting the tone for the beautiful designs to follow.
Where to Buy: Saks, Bloomindale's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom

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