I have been waiting to check out this Tadashi Shoji Kara Ross jewelry collaboration. I’ve been waiting to see if the pieces will be complementing, adding to or overpowering the outfits. Sadly, in my opinion, the collaboration didn’t quite work as a collaboration. It seemed to me that both Tadashi Shoji and Kara Ross created their collections separately and it was as if they met the morning of the show to dress the models together.
The fall 2011 Tadashi Shoji collection was airy, textural but delicate. The Kara Ross jewelry was heavy and metallic. In many cases the texture of the dresses was just too busy to add a necklace. Because of most cuts of the dresses, I had the impression the necklaces were not in harmony with the collection. It’s as if the outfits were "asking for" earrings – gorgeous, delicate, intricate, waterfall like earrings, which would sparkle to the rhythm of the walk of the models.
I loved Tadashi Shoji Fall 2011, I liked the Kara Ross necklaces as well. I just would not pair the two designers together.
This is my favorite dress from the show. I love the romantic color and the randomness of the flowers. Beautiful texture. Thankfully no necklace was added to this dress…
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*** Correction: due to the last minute change, the jewelry for the Tadashi Shoji runway show was provided by Dannijo, and not by Kara Ross. I’m sorry for this mistake.
The New York Fashion Week began yesterday with the Heart Truth collection show but today is the official day one, the first day packed with shows and presentations taking place in so many locations that there is no way one could see and digest them all. I’m seeing and shooting these three shows today. I’m particularly looking forward to checking out the Kara Ross jewelry collaboration with Tadashi Shoji.
I’m also dying to see the new collection by Christian Siriano – former Project Runway winner.
Fall collections are my favorite to check out – everything is just more luxurious and rich. They’re definitely more challenging to create – making heavy fabrics appear airy and effortless. How much sequins are we still going to see? How long? I’ll let you see it all through my eyes with a particular emphasis on details and accessories.