One writer is given the task of taking one month to explore the ins and outs of some of Manhattan’s hottest spots and events. Having only been in the Big Apple once before, she sheds a refreshing light on the city we know so well.
This week, I was given the amazing opportunity to venture into New York’s famed fashion week to watch Tadashi Shoji’s show. Being a newcomer to the fashion industry, I had no clue what to expect as I gazed around at all the fashionista’s standing next to be who were all pro’s to the scene. They were all dressed in crazy clothing with bold statement accessories, making sure that they stood out from the crowd. I was scared I would stick out like a sore thumb by being dressed so, normally. I soon realized that they were way more interested in trying to be seen and photographed while at the same time photographing the new collection than to pay attention to the people that surrounded them.
Plaid, lace, and pastel was the name of the game for Tadashi’s 2013 spring collection. Aptly titled “Sweet Liberation”, Tadashi intended his collection to be for confident women who do not fear showing a sweeter and more feminine side both in the corporate world and in everyday life.
He definitely captures the sweetness of romance as models wearing ethereal, delicate gowns featuring intricate lace and beading details glided down the runway. Sheer light lace pieces and glamorous plaid patterns were a theme to the show.
The highlights of the show were definitely pieces where both lace and plaid were combined as only Tadashi can create through adding delicate panels of lace to bold plaid patterns or embroidering and cording a plaid lattice from lace.
Dresses were found in all shades of pastel perfectly complementing the delicate gowns.
An outlier piece that stole the show was a bold black gown with a sheer skirt featuring scalloped patterns that flowed with the wind.
Stars crowded the front row including Bella Thorn, Alyssa Milano and Glee’s Amber Riley. The crowd was lit up by flashes from Iphones and Ipads, as each person tried to steal a shot of the dresses to instagram, instavid, facebook, or tweet. #NYFW. Everyone kind of looked like they were taking selfies of themselves to be honest as they stretched their arms outwards to capture the perfect angle. I can’t blame them, as there was a kind of magic in the air from the combination of blasting music and models in delicately created gowns striding down the runway that could not be found in real life. I think it’s definitely worth going to a fashion show simply to bathe in the atmosphere and gawk at what people are wearing.
By Friend Chaikulngamdee