In the fashion world, sometimes an unlikely pairing is the best. Tadashi Shoji proves this with his marriage of elegance to aircraft mechanics. Hand in hand with the inspiration of the mechanics of aviation, we see a complementary palette of bronze, copper, iron and chrome. Not only has the Pre-Fall 2015 Collection been inspired by the smooth lines of airplanes, but the textures and embellishments have also been birthed from the vision of intricate details of engines, mechanical gears and other details that cause each piece to really take flight! What better way to celebrate those textures than with foiled leatherette, metallic-printed lace and sequined tulle. These are the textures that take Tadashi’s designer cocktail dresses and elegant evening gowns to new heights. He even dares to combine the delicasy of a flowing A-line skirt with the hard edge of a leather bomber jacket. The tulle at the forefront of this collection is embellished with sequins to emulate the geometric rivets of aircrafts. Lasercut neoprene and bonded leatherette are inspired by mechanical gears.
When one thinks of the world of aviation, another thing that comes to mind is the sophistication of the equipment involved. The same sophistication is what translates to the Pre-Fall 2015 Collection. The clean lines on jet planes, the twirl of their propellers, and the rivets that hold them together are all in alignment with the mood of this collection. When the Tadashi woman steps out on the runway, whether at a fashion show or jet setting around the world, she exudes this sophistication. The chromes, textures and other embellishments create a look engineered by the love of aviation. In addition, when we think about the aircraft taking off, we can look at the collection in a similar manner. Once the Tadashi woman slips on one of his dresses, she is slipping into a work of art designed to propel her into the stratosphere; the initial rush of putting it on, the feeling of a cruising altitude wearing it out and about, and perhaps even a little inner turbulence when those around cannot keep their eyes off of her.
Tadashi Shoji’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection is sure to stand out. Sparked by aircraft mechanics, full attention was paid to the details, from laser cut patterns to shimmering textures. From the inner workings of mechanical gears to the sleek lines of sophisticated aircraft materials. This collection allows the Tadashi woman to embrace a new type of elegance, and take her fashion and style to new heights!