The Making of The Chain Mesh Collection

The Spring 2015 Collection features intricate detailing paired with playful transparencies. Insets of chain mesh on tulle ornament the bodices and add allure to the silhouettes.  Learn more about the intricate process below: Chain mesh insets are first draped on the form. The fabric is then positioned, framing the mesh insets. To create clean interior seaming, narrow strips of tulle finish the edges of chain mesh insets. For an added touch of luxe, exterior seams are concealed with lace trimming, which has been custom developed to coordinate with the embroidered ...

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The Joy of Flight: Tadashi Shoji Fall 2015

At the intersection between aircraft mechanics and winged flight, we find our muse piloting the avian highways, inspired by the joy of flight.   The spinning wings of propellers start to hum. Metal gears begin their rotational motion. Mechanical wings of flying machines take to the air. Painted with the ivory brushstrokes of windswept clouds, the skies sparkle today. Birds glide majestically, dancing on air currents with graceful wingbeats.   Ethereal silhouettes evoke a feeling of weightlessness. Aerodynamic seaming inspirits movement. With wings outstretched, air gusts lift the birds further in flight. As if mussed by the wind, feathers of ...

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A Love Affair with the Sea | Resort 2015 Inspiration

Veiled beneath the honeycombed reflections of sunlight dancing on the ocean’s surface, lie glittering caves inhabited by crystalline seashells, chromatic seahorses, and sun-bleached starfish. Romanced by the secrets of seafaring mermaids, Resort 2015 captures our love affair with the sea. Nautical motifs are embroidered on sheer tulle. Silhouettes are both polished and playful, replete with airy textures, precise tailoring, and soft-structured knits. Bold ombre stripes of ocean blues and orchid pinks are printed on lace while shimmering embroideries adopt an opalescent effect.  With the promise of intrigue and allure, the mermaid’s song of beauty and desire ...

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