For his Spring 2017 RTW collection, Tadashi Shoji took inspiration from artist Wu Junyong, whose surreal works include The Flying Ark, featuring a crane in flight, lifting a tree full of animals above the scorched earth in rapture.
Despite the dark subject matter, the visuals of the animated short film and Tadashi Shoji’s compositional interpretations are, as Shoji put it “light, light, light, light”.
Sensual translucence in a lingerie reference was patterned throughout the pieces – mostly dresses – some incredibly flattering, some just not working. ostrich feathers, florals, and leopard print embroideries weaved Biblical texture into lace and sheer dresses.
The final pieces were total standouts – parachute skirts on gowns, billowing with great movement around the models.
One of the latest designers to jump on the see now, buy now train, Shoji has made available six pieces of this collection already.