NYFW Spring 2020: Tadashi Shoji mixes his Japanese culture with fantasy for latest collection

From the moment the first model stepped on the runway at Tadashi Shoji, it was clear inspiration came from the designer's Japanese roots. The show started with a red and black floor-length gown with a plunging neckline, cap sleeves and bow at the navel, and closed with a metallic take on the traditional silk kimono.

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"It’s a collection that plays between residing in fantasy while staying grounded in the real world, with pieces that focus on quiet luxury and cultural richness. Intricacy and refinement cultivate a deeper understanding of past and future, where new perspectives honor tradition and beauty transcends," the show notes read.

Following the theme of fantasy, a few skirts mixed pastel tulles to create an almost unicorn or mermaid-esque look, a trend that the fashion, beauty and even food world has seen in recent years.

Standout pieces, however, included a blue and white floral off the shoulder gown and a pink and black floral wrap gown with puffed sleeves, lapels and a thigh-high slit.

Check out the full Tadashi Shoji Spring 2020 show in the slideshow above.

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