The pleating work shinned most notably in the second look – a champagne hammered silk crepe draped dress that looked wearable in a classic way, and would appeal to a wide demographic.
There was also a blip of Herve Leger-esque bandage dresses that had an understated sexiness to them. One of the big trends in the collections this season is this idea of the club girl and the Balmain shoulder. Many collections, unexpectedly, are offering up a parade of party dresses, and the Tadashi Shoji collection was not immune. This even translated into the hair, as each model walked out with strands of hair flowing from the back as if to indicate she was on her way back from a fun night out.
As for the shoulders, while the over-sized structured shoulder is big now (it even translated heavily into Zara’s Fall/Winter 2009 collection) I can only hope that this trend sticks around till next spring given its omnipresence.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.