Monday Muse: Jane Birkin Inspires Tadashi Shoji Resort 2018

Tadashi Shoji Resort 2018

Tadashi Shoji Resort 2018

Red carpet master Tadashi Shoji dialed down the glam for resort 2018. No, he’s no completely eschewing the flashbulb set, but his muse being Jane Birking let him take a more relaxed look at celebrity dressing, translating it to a collection that included a few Birkin signatures mixed in with Tadashi’s trademark femininity.

Birkin is often associated with effortless style, but Tadashi’s known for gowns and dresses, not jeans and marinier sweaters. So, he took the spirit of Birkin’s singular style and translated it via crochet — one of the chanteuse’s favorites — and and florals, something that loyal Tadashi customers have come back to time and again. But while Birkin’s a common call-out for designers, it doesn’t make for staid Francophile collections. Her timelessness is part of the appeal.

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Tadashi Shoji Resort 2018

Tadashi Shoji Resort 2018

The perpetual muse also inspired separates, which showed off a sliver of middriff between cropped tops and sleek skirts. The crochet pieces were dialed down with slips, some in fun florals, making for more modest takes on Birkins’ famous see-through moment alongside Serge Gainsbourg. It was another move for the designer to aim at a younger, fresher customer, which he’s been doing for a few years now. It’s working, too. While he’ll always be offering occasional dresses, the separates on offer will definitely appeal to more everyday dressing, especially the silky, slinky slip dresses and a few crochet pieces that look ready for music festivals and summer getaways alike.

While some designers struggle with appealing to a large swath of shoppers, Tadashi’s appeal rings the same for a promgoer as it does for bridesmaids, charitygoers, and women looking for a bit of va va voom in their evening options without veering towards trends or gimmicks. Citing Birkin, with her cross-generational appeal, will certainly appeal to to young women and more seasoned fashion vets alike.

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