Tadashi Shoji Spring Summer 2013 Collection

Photo by Kevin Koo

The Spring / Summer 2013 Collection takes us on a journey along the Modern Silk Road, where East meets West. Captured by the winds of wanderlust, the collection takes us on a virtual journey.

Our first stop is Venice for vintage Venetian cutwork and embroidered lace. We then travel eastward to Kazakhstan for Ikat printed gazar, onward through the Gobi Desert, stopping to procure printed chiffon inspired by the caves of Dunhuang before arriving at the ancient capital Xi’an.

Ethereal gowns are draped in tulle and silk while flowing dresses are created by intricately combining silk georgette, lace, and printed chiffon. Warm tones of Desert Bloom, Paprika and Rose Dust are balanced with cool hues of Jade, China Blue and Pale Iris. As the winds blow from East to West, they marry antiquity with modernity, blending cultures and charting the course for our ‘virtual traveler’.

Designer Tadashi Shoji explained his inspiration of the collection

Rosalie Huang (Taiwanese Vogue Editor-in-chief)

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