Some designers, like Elie Saab, use PreFall and the off-season collections to experiment with radical change. But for other designers, the more things change, the more they stay the same. this is true for Tadashi Shoji, who hit upon silhouettes that work for all sorts of women’s bodies a while back, and throughout season after season, no matter what the inspiration, there’s a definite “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality.
This dedication to put out clothes that will reliably flatter larger figures without obviously being designed for ‘plus size” is why Shoji has a loyal following in Hollywood of women who buy everything he makes and wear him exclusively to red carpet appearances. here the ostensible inspiration came from impressionist painting, and the color scheme, with the very bright solid palette reflected that. But otherwise, it was exactly what we expect from the brand. Don’t go changing, Tadashi.
The full collection is below.