NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tadashi Shoji seemed to armor-inspired metallics and gildings for his autumn/winter 2021 designs on Sunday, presenting an array of shiny elaborate clothes on the primary day of a digital New York Style Week.
In a pre-recorded video, the American designer, identified for his night robes, unveiled silhouette-hugging frocks adorned with fringed sleeves, puffed shoulders, paillettes or lace detailing.
Fashions stood in opposition to a fire-lit sky and on prime of a pile of previous furnishings – together with a piano, chandelier and mattress body – within the video, with smoke someday billowing from beneath.
With COVID-19 restrictions cancelling the same old bustling catwalk exhibits, designers have needed to rethink how they current collections.
The Feb. 14-18 New York Style Week: The Exhibits is a primarily digital occasion, with most manufacturers sharing movies of their newest designs and solely only a few internet hosting socially distanced stay shows.
“The previous 12 months has challenged us in methods we might by no means have imagined. Nobody has escaped unaffected. We yearn for safety. We’re pressured to summon our power each day,” Shoji mentioned in present notes.
“This season, I wished to design items that encourage a way of safety, a group that displays our power – a power so palpable you might rap your knuckles on it, and it could sound like metal.”
There have been velvet clothes adorned in floral designs, in addition to a black trouser swimsuit and velvet jumpsuit.
Night robes had been draped, had sparkly gildings or got here off the shoulder. There was additionally a small collection of jacquard ball robes.
Shoji select a primarily bronze, darkish brown, purple, orange, metal and midnight blue palette.
Different designers unveiling their designs at New York Style Week embrace Badgley Mischka, The Blonds and Jason Wu.
Reporting by Alicia Powell and Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Modifying by Richard Chang