NYFW: Tadashi Shoji's Spring 2018 collection takes us to the beach

Tadashi Shoji may have presented his Spring 2018 collection on a runway in New York, but he actually transported us elsewhere.

The Japanese designer opted to leave his runway clean and set the mood through a vacation-inspired playlist -- the Beach Boys blasted the room -- and a jet-set ready lineup. For next season's ready-to-wear collection, Shoji focused on tassels and pompoms, light ruffled gowns and bright colors.

In an essence, Shoji brought glamour to the beach.

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If the wild prints weren't enough, the creative brought it one step further by adding thigh-high slits, deep v-neck cuts and dramatic cutouts. Models embraced Shoji's tone with textured, ruffled waves, backless sandals and dancing earrings. The floor-length section of Shoji's procession featured whimsical prints, which flowed past the models as they made their way down through the audience, allowing them to take a closer look.

Transitioning into more formal wear, he tossed the prints, opting instead for simpler pieces that were decorated with either bright colors or embellishments. Shoji jazzed up the more modest creations with structured bodices, simple ruffles or deep cutouts. From magenta ensembles to embroidered dresses, Shoji's newest collection is bound to be a fun favorite of the week.

Scroll through above to see all the gorgeous looks!

Related: Inspiration behind NYFW designs

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Fashion sneak peek: Sketches and inspiration for NYFW Spring 2018
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Rebecca Taylor

“Lately I have been feeling really nostalgic about a time in my life when I first became captivated by fashion. Reemerging photos of Princess Diana recall a time when clothes were romantic and we were all filled with hope.”

Shoshanna

"The joyful spirit and colorful town of Seville, Spain. Easy silk dresses with ruffle details evoke a festive flamenco mood for Spring."

Michael Costello

"Inspired by the whimsy and romance of classic fairytales, Michael Costello's collection for S/S18 entices us with a dreamy escape from the monotony of the day-to-day while accentuating his signature alluring, modern silhouette."

Zac Posen

"Technicolor"

Pamella Roland

“The glamour of Monte Carlo”

Marchesa

"Romance"

MILLY

“Loving ourselves as women”

Dennis Basso

"The international woman traveling the world to exotic locales."

kate spade

"New Orleans"

Lela Rose

"To be held on September 11th at the iconic Washington Square Park, the Spring 2018 show will be a celebration of New York City and all of the beauty and inspiration that it offers."

ZIMMERMANN

"Light"

Torrid

"The collection is about art and expression -- and the fusion of those two things. We also explored the idea that apparel should reflect the many sides of a woman—she’s never just one thing. The overall result is a juxtaposition between feminine and hard-edge artistry." -- Liz Munoz and Kim Sippl (Torrid Design)

ADEAM 

"East meets West" - Hanako Maeda

SOLACE LONDON

"Explores opposite extremes as fabrication and technique continue to drive design." - Laura Taylor and Ryan Holliday-Stevens, Solace London

ZAC Zac Posen

"Hexagarden"

"Stroll."

Hakan Akkaya

"I mixed black and white geometric prints with soft pastel hues to create a collection full of edgy contrasts."

KÛR

"We’ve always incorporated Beeralu -- intricate, handmade lace from Sri Lanka -- into our designs, but this season we’ve integrated it across both upscale dressing and urban street style. The collection seeks to uncover the different realms of femininity and formality; We even collaborated with Tokyo-based etching print artist Mitsushige Nishiwaki on several pieces to add urban dimension to the collection." - Kasuni Rathnasuriya

Tanya Taylor

"Dutch landscape"

Adam Dalton Blake

"Fifteen, Love! is a contemporary menswear collection inspired by Blake’s tennis-playing father in the late 1980s early 90s, alongside his personal kitsch-craft aesthetic from childhood. The collection is a textile and texture exploration using various textiles such as latch-hooked yarns, boiled wool, velvet, and velvet corduroy. "Fifteen, Love!" celebrates the wonderfully kitsch and cheeky, while having roots in familial and athletic nostalgia."

Colovos

"Multiform"

Ghazaleh Khalifeh

"Global Qashqa’i is a capsule collection made from upcycled materials and hand manipulated textiles. Inspired by cultural co-existence, hybrid silhouettes dismiss common standards of garment-type. Their nomadic and migratory structures, and culturally-celebratory surface-layerings stem from the hyper-empowered vision to replace divisive borders with the multi-ethnic and united patchwork-presence of peaceful and sustainable coexistence amongst all individuals and our environments."

Tiffany Huang

"Umbrella Ghosts is a collection of characters inspired by the Taiwanese superstition that there are ghosts living inside of umbrellas, and opening umbrella indoors will invite the ghosts into one’s home. Using this as a starting point, the collection explores various types of universal fears through the eyes of each ghost character. Each look features textile graphics that act as an augmented reality trigger, opening a virtual reality space, and allowing the audience to explore the worlds of each character and confront their fears."

BERENIK 

“My inspiration comes from my crazy mind. I look at a collection like a painting, adding color, shape or texture until I think it is perfect.” - Veronika Brusa

Marcel Osterag

"What would you do if you lived the day of a fly and only had 24 hours time? Celebrating the togetherness and not the singular, like so many of us have been living for years."

Snow Xue Gao

“Balancing tradition through the use color and prints inspired by the Beijing Opera, Snow Xue Gao will expand upon signature tailoring and deconstruction draping techniques to create bold new shapes that showcase a modern influence.”

LIE  

"PERFECT IMPERFECTION : PERFECTLY I’M PERFECT"

GREEDILOUS  

"BOTANIC EXOTICA"
Eugenia Kim

"In Your Dreams"

Laurence & Chico

"Blush Brush"

BARRAGÁN

"Looking for inspiration and beauty in filthy places" 

JI OH

"Shirting re-interpreted"

Hensely

"The idea of a sybaritic existence. A boundless life, the story of the individual and the magnificent." - Neha Kapur Nayyar
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