Frame of Mind: Tadashi Shoji

Patrice Grell Yursik of and I have teamed up to bring you our recap of this year’s New York Fashion Week from the perspective of beauty and interior design.

Tadashi Shoji is a Japanese-born American designer with a career spanning three decades and is known as one of the few designers who caters to women of all sizes. His SS 14 collection is inspired by liberation and empowerment, the collection allows women to assert confidence with femininity as illustrated through soft, delicate materials. The look is very feminine, flirty, delicate and yet strong.

For this design collage, I imagined a foyer. I’ve picked a few pieces that echo the approach Tadashi Shoji took with his SS 14 collection.

1. Tadashi Shoji’s pieces are strong and classic. Thus, I picked an equally strong  Donnabella mirror from Jayson Home.

2. For the tabletop décor, I’ve chosen this nest sphere from Z. GallerieA lot of my shapes in this collage are tall, this piece adds depth while still maintaining it’s delicate appearance.

3. The  Beatrix chair from Anthropologie was chosen for its graceful legs and lush upholstery.

4. A Thomas Paul Ionic Slate wool rug brings an interesting and unexpected surprise to the room.

5.Tadashi Shoji is known for his precise construction that allows his garments to look great on women of all sizes (like Florence Welch, Katy Perry and Octavia Spencer). Also exhibiting great construction is this Draco table from Arteriors Home that is magnificent for the entryway with it’s  turned iron base featuring loop detailing and a cinched neck with gold accents.

6. A pair of Dwell Studio pebble bulb vases adds femininity and color to the foyer.

7. The dress pictured in the collage shines and shimmers flirtatiously as does this Studio Grayson chandelier.

What do you think? We’d certainly love to hear your thoughts.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see another design collage inspired by the runway!

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