Tadashi Shoji debuted his Fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection at New York Fashion Week on Thursday, and it was full of classically bold moments.
The 37-look collection featured 35 dresses of varying lengths and silhouettes, textures and colors, with the predominant theme being the celebration of all women’s freedom to dress how they please. In Tadashi’s world, there’s something for every woman.
Jewel tones dominated the show, with deep blues, greens and pinks catching the eyes of the smartphone-wielding crowd at Spring Studios. The designer wasn’t afraid to play around with sheer fabrics, either, which provided a slew of lingerie-inspired evening wear that turned up sexiness in his collection this season.
Perhaps most notably, the designer delivered no less than 12 all-black looks on the runway, which called to mind last month’s Golden Globes when everyone hit the red carpet wearing black in honor of the #MeToo movement sweeping Hollywood.
After the show, Shoji spoke to Reuters and explained that his “bold” and “unapologetic” collection was inspired by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and explained how women should be able to dress however they please without worrying about being harassed by men.