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21 Questions with… Designer Tadashi Shoji [NYFW Edition]



Tadashi Shoji answers our quickfire questions as he prepares for his Fall 2014 show.

  1. The night before my show I will most likely…
 enjoy a team dinner and try to rest as much as possible.
  2. The morning of my show I plan on… waking up early, doing yoga, eating breakfast and taking in the moments before the show.
  3. When it comes to managing stress… I take a hot bath to unwind.
  4. What I'm most excited for Fall 2014 is… conveying my inspiration on the runway.
  5. For me, Fall 2014 is all about… laser cut suede in jewel tones.
  6. The item of clothing I'm currently wearing the most is… neoprene pants.
  7. When I'm at work, I love wearing… pops of color.
  8. The most treasured item in my closet is… a Bottega Veneta nylon coat – I take it with me everywhere I go.
  9. My beauty essentials are… my favorite cologne, Annick Goutal Eau D Hadrien.
  10. My Fashion Week must-haves include… my iPad, green tea, healthy snacks and a strong team behind me.
  11. When I'm looking to get inspired I… read and travel.
  12. I could never travel without… movies to watch.
  13. The one electronic I can't live without is… my iPad.
  14. If my days had one extra hour I'd… be grateful.
  15. The last thing I googled was… the Spring 2014 Couture shows.
  16. I'm dying to splurge on… redecorating my Shanghai condo.
  17. My guilty pleasure is… cashews and almonds – they make me cough when I eat them (maybe I’m allergic), but I can’t resist.
  18. I couldn't survive Fashion Week without… my team.
  19. I will always be excited about NYFW because… I thrive on the pressure – the energy keeps me going.
  20. When it comes to picking models… I work with our show stylist to cast the up-and-comers of the season and there are always a few favorites that I love to re-cast.
  21. As soon as my show is over, I plan to… celebrate with my team!

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