How would designer Tadashi Shoji describe his spring 2015 collection-- filled with romantic lace and tulle, regal golds and deep blues, long gowns and dramatic capes-- in just one word? "Venice," he says without a moment's hesitation.
Shoji's inspiration was obvious as soon as guests stepped into the Salon at Lincoln Center and faced a Venetian scene projected onto the runway's backdrop. It was the Italian city's Gothic architecture, and especially the Ca' d'Oro, a palace along the Grand Canal, that Shoji says caught his eye.
But while a city filled with history brought his collection to life, Shoji said he hoped women would feel youthful, feminine and self-confident in his decadent creations. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)