Friday, February 20, 2009

Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2009 Collection

Like a numbskull celebrating her last fashion week show, I left behind the "run-of-show" list and was kicking myself because I was very interested in the material used by Tadashi. I heard he was utilizing a little polyester to make his clothes easy to travel and easy to wear. Hmmm. Well, if I can throw one of these into a bag, travel hours, and look this good after arrival, I'm ok with it:

Want the shoes, want the belt.

Lord, that poly looks good in yellow. Think that pouf would keep its shape in a suitcase?

He always does a perfect white dress, & hark, a little beauty queen train* for old time's sake.

Granted, at its worst some dresses looked a little Homecoming Dance-ish (left, although I never looked that good at Homecoming). And on a few the fit even looked generous. Horrors, room to breathe! But who cares that this season's show was smaller, the dresses a little bigger, and the fabric possibly constructed with polyester, because Tadashi has a positive response for the recession: pretty, easy to wear frocks. Just take them in later when you can afford a personal trainer and tailor again.

*usually popular with the beauty queens, I didn't see any sashes attending Tadashi this season.

Finale vid:


WendyB said...

One must never sacrifice one's tailor!

eeps. said...

that red dress with the pouf is calling my name, methinks.

Seeker said...

Very interesting, indeed.

Have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

The poufy factor on a few of these is a little freaky, although generally we like Tadashi.

But really, they should at least fit the models!

Danz said...

I think the dresses are lovely - especially the yellow one. I don't see any problem with using polyester as long as it's comfortable and looks good.

La Belette Rouge said...

I am also loving the red one.

hannah said...


Unknown said...

that yellow dress is perfect - i love wearing color!