Inspired by memories of Japan and the beauty of impermanence, discover the making-of details that went into Tadashi Shoji's Resort 2016 collection.
SASHIKO INSPIRED MOTIFS AND EMBROIDERY
Sashiko is a form of Japanese embroidery using the basic running stitch to create a patterned background. The geometric patterns include straight or curved lines of stitching arranged in a repeating pattern. The Japanese word Sashiko means little stabs and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework. Sashiko stitching is worked into the collection in many ways. It inspires allover embroidered motifs, trims waistbands and hemlines, and is used to accent collars and cuffs.
Handcut panels are molded to the silhouette. Style lines effortlessly blend together with the overlap of the flowers' edges. This attention to detail transforms the dress from a simple cut-and-sew style into a work of art.
The peony flower is a reoccurring theme found in the Resort Collection. Floral sprays cascade across bodices, necklines and sleeves maintaining the beautiful composition of a garden. The embroidered peonies are enhanced with additional hand cut petals and leaves to make the motif flexible and appear fuller.
A PLAY ON POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE
Both positive and negative space is at play in this season’s embroidered garden creating a refined contrast. By combining the custom-embroidered tulles - the solid floral and its reverse, a new textile luxury is discovered.