Maybe it was the song that kicked off the show: Bitch Switch by Leikeli47 talking about there’s nothing like the smell of New York and MTA being on time(you know for sure that’s a good day) that brought me some serious nolstagic early ‘00’s in New York. And about that Bitch Switch. After living in this city eight years, I can tell you mines is on like a broken hotel sign flickering day and night—as the song says don’t f— with me. This was the setting of the show.
The dresses were sleek in design in Tadashi’s character; never forgetting who you are. They enveloped in what New York is pursuaded as—glamour, edgy, minimal yet a maximal in stories. I don’t know if you recall in the early ‘00’s or even just 5 years ago the popularity of fabric twisting and gathering in evening dress designs. We saw quite of that in its Fall 2018 collection along with references to other decades. Even the thought of wonderment about what people wore to Studio 54 slipped through my mind with the view of shimmering dresses.
One thing is for sure Tadashi continues to connect with his customer on eye level. Although a more laid back collection just as New York is but never loosing its charm—wink, wink for those thinking New York Fashion Week is dying. It’s a collection vibrating women energy, the one that has no time for bullshit, and as Janelle Monae said in her Grammy speech, “We come in peace, but we mean business.”
Written by Mariana Aguilera