The Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji debuted his first bridal collection for spring 2018. The America-based designer has been expanding his business lately by creating kid’s collections and fragrances and opening several stores around the world. Shoji is also popular for his elegant evening dresses and red carpet gowns.
In order to create an affordable bridal collection, the designer teamed up with Nordstrom.com and BHLDN. For his first bridal collection, Shoji designed a beautiful line of wedding dresses that radiate simplicity and elegance. His collection incorporates the style of the biggest fashion icons of all times — Marilyn Monroe, Mia Farrow, and Grace Kelly.
As difficult as it may seem, the Japanese designer implemented signature marks of these three Hollywood stars into one collection. His previous collections are suitable for women of all ages, figures, and ethnicities and this bridal line is no exception.
“Women today are more than just one type,” the designer said. “This was an opportunity to acknowledge the multiple influences and styles they possess.”
The collection offers more than just classic long bridal dresses. All of the pieces are perfectly combined with metallic sandals and hair accessories that make the models look like Greek goddesses.
For brides that want to stand out, Shoji created jumpsuits and a sweet short dress. Both jumpsuits and the unconventional short dress include joyful embroidery that resembles the unconventional and contemporary style of Mia Farrow. The embroidery perfectly matches with the sheer, semi-transparent base fabric, giving a sense of sophistication.
For women that are not afraid to show their sensual side and channel their inner Marilyn Monroe, Shoji created dresses that accent the silhouette. The plunging necklines and the mermaid style give a dose of seductiveness.
Shoji’s most delicate and feminine designs, inspired by Grace Kelly, show off a very elegant note. Brides that prefer a classic, stylish look with clean lines are going to fall in love with these gowns.
Shoji wanted to present a line affordable for everyone. His goal was to design pieces that are luxurious but inexpensive. The designs will cost from $400 to $1,400 and will be sold at Tadashi Shoji shops, their website tadashishoji.com, and other selected shops.
“We’re all about affordable luxury and empowering women to feel great, no matter what their budget is,” Shoji explained.
Photo Courtesy: Tadashi Shoji